Professionally, software as a service (SAAS) development, the consulting industry, and the software development industry are popular business areas among Brown alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Students of Brown go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the high graduation rates and above-average SAT scores reported by this group. Those with an education from Brown earn an average of about $76K.
A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $65K on average compared to around $87K for male graduates.
The biggest paychecks among Brown alumni are earned by Senior Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $118K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers ($107K) and Research Scientists (approximately $78K). Salaries are anything but generous for Research Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $54K.
Many Brown students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. It is no surprise that San Francisco, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $94K), is another of the most popular spots for former Brown students. Brown grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Providence despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $64K). Boston, Mass. and Washington, DC are also desirable cities.
A Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) leads to the highest pay for Brown grads ($193K on average per year). Those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $44K per year.
Former Bears with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 40 percent more than other grads' salaries. Just under one-fifth of Brown grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a large number of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of alums pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Brown University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Tufts University graduates, who earn $76K on average, make a similar amount to Brown grads. Other schools similar to Brown include Boston University, Brandeis University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.