DePaul University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, DePaul University is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Chicago, Ill. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Blue Demons!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The figures in this overview come from the responses of DePaul grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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DePaul University Median Salary by Job


Staff Accountant
31 profiles

Software Engineer
29 profiles

Senior Financial Analyst
28 profiles

United States (change)

Marketing Manager
27 profiles

Financial Analyst
27 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
26 profiles

Data Analyst
23 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,201
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About This School

1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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DePaul alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the software development industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the banking industry. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. DePaul graduates see an average starting salary of $69K.


The DePaul alumni who make the most are Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $113K. Information Technology Directors and Information Technology Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — about $85K and $82K, respectively. Operations Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $56K in this job.


DePaul alumni seem to appreciate living in Chicago, and the larger part of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Salt Lake City, Utah is another hot spot for DePaul grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $110K). On the other hand, DePaul alumni who end up in Philadelphia, Pa. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $49K. DePaul alumni express interest in nearby Lisle, Ill. and Northbrook, Ill. as well.

Degree Major

Former Blue Demons who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS), Network Security and earn a median salary of about $117K per year. Those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $55K on average per year.


Approximately one in six grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Blue Demons — they earn 2 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although close to half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, only one in four survey participants are paid for sick time. A large number of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alumni receive dental plans, too. Most alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to DePaul University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Andrews University grads report the most similar salaries to DePaul alums, earning $67K on average. National Louis University, Mayo Graduate School, and the Union Institute & University are also similar to DePaul.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1050 1260
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for DePaul University


50 %
50 %
$36,459 - $80,965
$43,463 - $98,880

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,685 - $74,304
$41,341 - $71,730
$35,479 - $67,273
$64,657 - $127,171

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