Graduates of Tusculum College work in a variety of sectors including the automotive manufacturing industry, the health care services industry, and the telecommunications industry. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from Tusculum College make an average of $51K.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $50K whereas the men's median is about $66K.
Among Tusculum College graduates, the biggest earners are Directors of Supply Chain Management, who haul in around $101K on average. Next on the list are Human Resources Directors and Operations Managers, bringing in approximately $68K and $67K, respectively. Office Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $34K.
Many Tusculum College grads end up living in Knoxville, Tenn., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Richmond, Va., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $70K), is another of the most popular spots for former Tusculum College students. Relative to other popular cities, Greeneville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is around $42K); however, Tusculum College grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Other common destinations for Tusculum College grads include close-by Morristown, Tenn. and Kingsport, Tenn.
With a median annual earnings of about $95K per year, Tusculum College grads who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $42K.
Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 39 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($71K). Tusculum College grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and around one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of survey participants, and a large number of alumni report health coverage. Tusculum College graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.
Among alumni of similar schools, Mount Mary College grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to Tusculum College alumni. Other schools similar to Tusculum College include Mary Baldwin College, York College Pennsylvania, and Quincy University.