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.
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.
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.