Around 1,000 people attend Coe College, a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Coe grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 157
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About This School

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092


Liberal Arts, Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Coe head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the banking industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the education industry. The average salary for a grad from Coe is $56K.


Senior Research Scientists win the contest for best-paid Coe alumni, making $76K on average every year, though Research Scientists (about $72K), and Interactive Designers (approximately $69K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Graphic Designers report making $43K.


Many Coe alumni remain in Cedar Rapids after graduation; just under a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. In addition, former Coe students often head to Des Moines, Iowa after graduating, where the median salary comes to $85K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Coe alumni is Coralville, Iowa, which offers a median salary of around $43K. Many Coe grads also go on to live in the Midwest, with Chicago and Iowa City positioned as top choices.

Degree Major

A Master of Arts (MA) will compensate Coe grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $101K on average per year. An Associate of Arts (AA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $46K.


Coe College grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 57 percent more than other alumni (around $88K on average). Data Analysis is a common skill among Coe alumni — about an eighth of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alums are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a fair number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Coe College alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Grinnell College grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of Coe grads. Other schools similar to Coe include Cornell College, Augustana College, and Monmouth College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1530 1873
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Coe College


55 %
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$33,921 - $76,354
$35,584 - $89,175

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$35,628 - $78,927
$67,742 - $84,441
$45,938 - $106,140
$36,066 - $59,105
$33,847 - $63,452
$50,200 - $115,000
$51,097 - $73,250
$68,047 - $91,563
$40,736 - $83,790
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