Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Mercer University, a Baptist institution based in Macon, Ga. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Bears!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Mercer University Median Salary by Job


Electrical Engineer
8 profiles

Physician Assistant (PA)
7 profiles

Operations Manager
6 profiles

United States (change)

Staff Accountant
5 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
5 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
5 profiles

Project Engineer
4 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 410
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About This School

1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207


Private School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The retail pharmacy or drugstore industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Mercer is around $71K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — females earn an average $85K per year compared to males' $61K.


Many Mercer grads end up living in Athens, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Mercer alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to about $120K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree ($60K on average annually).


Many Mercer grads have knowledge of Project Management, with a little less than one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Bears who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 70 percent more than other alumni ($120K on average). Competency in Leadership, Counseling, and Strategic Planning also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of grads, and the vast majority of alums report health coverage. Nearly all grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Mercer University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Gardner grads report the most similar salaries to Mercer alums, earning approximately $68K on average. Other schools similar to Mercer include Brenau University, William Carey University, and Mississippi College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1110 1310
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Mercer University


30 %
70 %
$61,500 - $120,500
$38,783 - $94,046
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$40,268 - $122,084

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