Emory University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Emory University. It is an United Methodist university based in Atlanta, Ga. that is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Emory University Median Salary by Job


Management Consultant
14 profiles

Marketing Manager
13 profiles

Healthcare Consultant
11 profiles

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Physician Assistant (PA)
10 profiles

Clinical Research Coordinator
10 profiles

Financial Analyst
10 profiles

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
9 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 835
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About This School

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322



Private School, Research University, Religious

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The health care services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Emory make an average of about $74K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $44K), about one in ten Emory students still call Atlanta, Ga. their home after graduation. Alternatively, San Francisco, Calif. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $119K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Emory grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Emory alumni are those with a Doctorate (PhD) — they earn close to around $115K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) ($62K on average annually).


Emory University grads who have experience with Market Research can expect to make 9 percent more than other alumni (approximately $80K on average). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Emory alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under a third of alums report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. It is no small feat that a fair number of grads are given health coverage, and the larger part of alums accept dental insurance. A strong majority of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Emory University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads bring in salaries of around $74K, making them the most similar to Emory alumni in terms of earnings. Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Washington University in St Louis are also similar to Emory.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1910 2220
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Emory University


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$34,465 - $82,504
$35,235 - $131,240
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