Liberty University Alumni Average Salary

Around 47,000 people attend Liberty University, a Baptist institution based in Lynchburg, Va. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Flames!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The data for this snapshot was collected from Liberty graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1372nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$106,000

Annual ROI 

2.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$135,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

700th

Early Career Salary 

$36,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$56,600

% High Meaning 

65 %

Compare to Other 2-Year Schools

Liberty University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Youth Pastor
38 profiles
$35,994
$25K$55K

Staff Accountant
29 profiles
$46,660
$37K$64K

Senior Pastor
28 profiles
$57,704
$26K$81K

United States (change)

Pastor
23 profiles
$44,819
$27K$68K

Worship Pastor
23 profiles
$45,009
$25K$65K

Human Resources (HR) Manager
20 profiles
$67,344
$34K$95K

Accountant
19 profiles
$49,023
$39K$66K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,755
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About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515

www.liberty.edu/admissions

65,425

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

47 %

1 %

22 %

40 %

Industry

Graduates of Liberty go into the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and clinical care, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is religious service. Very few Liberty grads go into the military or armed forces industry; in fact, less than two percent of alumni enter this industry. Though Liberty grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Starting salaries of $43K are the median among Liberty grads.

Jobs

Liberty grads who become Senior Network Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $101K annually. However, Human Resources Managers and Clinical Directors also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $54K and about $50K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Pastors — they bring in $32K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Liberty alums, Richmond, Va. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of Liberty grads is Austin, Texas; given its high compensation (approximately $93K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Miami, Fla. takes the cake for lowest pay among Liberty grads (the median salary is $34K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other common destinations include Baltimore, Md. and Lynchburg, Va.

Degree Major

Liberty students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $29K.

Skills

Former Flames who have experience with Microsoft Office can expect to make 26 percent more than other alumni ($54K on average). Close to one-tenth of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of graduates have medical plans, and more than half of graduates have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a fair number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Liberty University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to Liberty include Trinity Washington University, Shenandoah University, and Campbell University. Graduates of Liberty report the smallest average salaries relative to comparable schools; however, Marymount University alumni, who make an average of about $59K, do not sit too far above Liberty on the pay scale.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
930 1190
ACT Scores 20 27

Key Stats for Liberty University

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$26,728 - $53,500
Salary
$27,575 - $63,871

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%
$55,982

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