Professionally, the health care services industry, the consulting industry, and clinical care are popular business areas among Emory alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former Emory graduates bring in about $70K on average.
The most lucrative professionals among Emory alumni are Physician Assistants; they earn a median annual salary of $96K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $82K and $62K, respectively, are Management Consultants and Financial Analysts. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Clinical Research Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $53K.
Atlanta, Ga. keeps the largest number of Emory grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (approximately $63K). On the flipside, Emory grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in San Francisco, Calif. where median pay is $101K. Washington, DC and Los Angeles, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities.
Emory students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to make the most money ($127K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $45K.
Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for Emory University grads — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Emory grads are usually competent in Data Analysis, and one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-sixth of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of alums are given health coverage, and a strong majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Emory University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Among alumni of similar schools, Washington University in St Louis grads (who make an average of $72K) earn salaries most similar to Emory alumni. Other schools similar to Emory include Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Tulane University of Louisiana.