PayScale (PayScale.com) names St. Andrews in its 2021 short list of “Best Colleges in North Carolina by Salary Potential.” Their ranking system includes early career pay, mid-career pay, and the percentage of alumni who say their work makes the world a better place.
As alumni know well, St. Andrews is a place that is traditionally different. Finding the college that is right for you is about so much more than salary potential. Nevertheless, salary potential serves as one measure of a worthwhile education, and PayScale has a unique data set to consider.
With experience, Americans earn higher salaries. It typically takes workers until their late 30s to accomplish a median income. PayScale’s data shows St. Andrews alumni getting quite the income boost, even before age 30. Compared to the U.S. Census Bureau’s median income for North Carolina, St. Andrews alumni achieve a 44% higher median income. That is with 0 – 5 years’ work experience. With ten or more years of work experience, St. Andrews alumni report a median income that is 167% above the norm.
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