Auburn University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Auburn, Ala., the school is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Tigers!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This summary is derived from information given by Auburn grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

College ROI Report

286th

20 Year Net ROI 

$376,000

Annual ROI 

7.5 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$115,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

210th

Early Career Salary 

$52,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$102,900

% High Meaning 

51 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Auburn University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$81,513
$55K$111K

$67,748
$54K$106K

Civil Engineer
57 profiles
$64,268
$49K$90K

United States (change)

$70,638
$51K$99K

$70,098
$53K$102K

Project Engineer
49 profiles
$63,312
$49K$96K

$79,110
$49K$120K

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  • Updated: 3 Nov 2018
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About This School


Auburn, AL 36849

www.auburn.edu/admissions/

22,953

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

73 %

28 %

40 %

14 %

Industry

Professionally, the construction industry, the architectural services industry, and the engineering services industry are popular business areas among Auburn alumni. Among Auburn grads, the aerospace and defense industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Auburn amounts to $64K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $70K, but the median for the latter is only $56K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Auburn alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of about $79K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Operations Managers (around $77K) and Electrical Engineers ($70K). Sliding in near the bottom are Project Engineers, who report earnings of approximately $62K.

Locations

Atlanta, Ga. is a hot spot for Auburn alum. With a median salary of around $74K, Huntsville, Ala. represents the highest-paid city popular among Auburn grads. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Auburn at $55K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Auburn University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Graduates of Auburn also relocate to Birmingham, Ala., which is not far away, and Montgomery, Ala.

Degree Major

Former Tigers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) and earn a median salary of about $99K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Education (MEd) — their annual income amounts to $45K on average.

Skills

Budget Management commands a pay premium of 22 percent for former Tigers. Many Auburn grads have knowledge of Project Management, with slightly less than one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most grads, and a fair number of alums sign up for dental plans. Auburn University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clemson University graduates, who earn $65K on average, make a similar amount to Auburn grads. The University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi are also similar to Auburn.

Auburn University Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1900
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Auburn University

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$35,383 - $73,271
Salary
$42,745 - $94,730

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1362 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
$33,108 - $69,411
$58,065 - $87,806
$44,698 - $106,315
$41,217 - $88,734
$41,078 - $75,777
$39,972 - $92,757
$35,826 - $79,374
$48,594 - $95,397
$35,017 - $68,548
$33,896 - $80,397

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