Graduates of DePaul head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the consulting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. Graduates of DePaul earn $63K on average.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $59K where the average male graduate hauls home $71K.
Among DePaul graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers, who haul in $79K on average. Next on the list are Senior Financial Analysts and Marketing Managers, bringing in $72K and approximately $62K, respectively. On the lower end, Operations Managers report making about $50K.
Upon earning their degrees, many DePaul grads prefer to remain in Chicago; in fact, the greater part of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. It is no surprise that San Francisco, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $74K), is another of the most popular spots for former DePaul students. Home to the lowest median salary for DePaul alumni is Northbrook, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its $63K average paycheck. New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. are popular choices as well.
DePaul grads who hold a Master of Taxation (MTax) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $119K per year. A Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music (BMus / BM) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $47K.
DePaul grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and close to a seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Blue Demons with SQL abilities can expect to make 12 percent more than their former classmates ($70K). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of respondents have dental insurance. DePaul University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
National Louis University grads bring in salaries of around $65K, making them the most similar to DePaul alumni in terms of earnings. Andrews University, Mayo Graduate School, and the Union Institute & University are also similar to DePaul.