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.
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.
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.