Brown alumni can most commonly be found in the e-commerce, business to consumer (b2c) industry, the software development industry, and the education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the consulting industry. Brown alumni rake in larger-than-average salaries, and they also score high on the SATs. The average salary for a grad from Brown is about $79K.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $59K whereas the men's median is $82K.
Home to a large number of Brown alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former Brown students living and working in Seattle, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $110K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Brown alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average around $64K. Neighboring Providence, R.I. is another common pick among Brown grads, along with Los Angeles, Calif.
A Doctorate (PhD) will compensate Brown grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $123K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $77K.
Former Bears with People Management experience garner salaries that are 9 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Brown students are familiar with Project Management, and about one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Program Management also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Close to a half of former students report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in four survey participants are paid for sick leave. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage. Most former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Brown University alumni receive are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates, who earn $77K on average, make a similar amount to Brown grads. Boston University, Brandeis University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are also similar to Brown.