Graduates of Grove City College work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the marketing agency industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, Grove City College students earn an average of $58K.
There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $64K, but the median for the latter is only about $51K.
Grove City College grads who become Senior Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $109K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Software Developers and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $78K and approximately $77K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Programmer Analysts who make an average of around $61K.
Home to a large number of Grove City College alums, Pittsburgh, Pa. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of Grove City College grads is Washington, DC; given its high compensation ($65K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Grove City College alumni is Raleigh, N.C., where earnings average $38K. In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Cleveland, Ohio.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business leads to the highest pay for Grove City College grads (approximately $109K on average per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $36K.
Many Grove City College grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. For Grove City College grads, proficiency in C++ Programming Language warrants a paycheck that is 35 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in six survey participants get sick time. Most respondents have medical plans, and a fair number of grads have dental insurance. A large number of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Grove City College alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Alumni of Saint Mary's College pick up average paychecks of around $58K, which is closest to the amount made by Grove City College grads among similar schools. Bloomfield College, Martin University, and Calvin College are also similar to Grove City College.