A large chunk of former Duke University students are employed in the consulting industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population.
Among Duke University alumni, those working as Chief Executive Officers report the highest median pay of $297K, followed by Business Development Directors (about $149K), and Marketing Directors ($148K). Finance Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $109K.
New York, N.Y. is a hub for Duke University graduates — a large number call this city home. San Francisco, Calif. is another hot spot for Duke University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $140K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Duke University alumni is Atlanta, Ga., where earnings average about $114K. Raleigh, N.C. and Seattle, Wash. are also desirable cities.
An Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Global Business Management leads to the highest pay for Duke University grads (approximately $223K on average per year). Those holding an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Finance are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $110K on average per year.
Project Management is a popular skill among Duke University alumni, with roughly one in six grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Business Strategy seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 2 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($140K). Financial Analysis, Strategic Marketing, and Strategic Planning are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-sixth of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the vast majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a large number of grads, and nearly all graduates report health coverage. Other benefits awarded to Duke University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.