Xavier University is a Roman Catholic university based in Cincinnati, Ohio that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Musketeers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The figures in this rundown were provided by Xavier alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,088
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About This School

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092

Xavier University, Cincinnati



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Xavier work in a variety of sectors including the health care services industry, the education industry, and the financial services industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Xavier amounts to about $60K.


The most generous salaries among Xavier alumni are reportedly earned by Human Resources Directors, whose median earnings come to $110K, followed by Business Development Managers ($65K) and Human Resources Consultants (approximately $63K). Account Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $48K in this job.


Upon earning their degrees, many Xavier grads prefer to remain in Cincinnati; in fact, around half of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Xavier grads also flock to New York, N.Y., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $84K). On the far end of the pay scale, Xavier alumni often reside in Cleveland, Ohio, which is home to the lowest pay at $51K. Other cities popular among Xavier alumni include midwestern-based Chicago and Columbus.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) earns Xavier students the most money after college (an average about $124K per year). Those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $38K per year.


One in eight Xavier grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Musketeers with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 40 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. For this school, a large number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Xavier University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Baldwin graduates, who earn around $61K on average, make a similar amount to Xavier grads. The University of Indianapolis, Bellarmine University, and Indiana Wesleyan University are also similar to Xavier.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1770
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Xavier University


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$38,303 - $81,836
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 401 votes.
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