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PayScale.com ranks Loyola in top 6% of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential

September 20, 2013 | By Nick Alexopulos

A new report from compensation database PayScale.com ranks Loyola University Maryland No. 52 (tied) of more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities for mid-career median salary potential of graduates.

top ten southeast schoolsThe 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report also ranks Loyola in the top 10 percent of all private institutions and No. 7 among all southeast schools based on the same mid-career salary data. PayScale found that the mid-career median salary of a Loyola graduate is $100,000, second-highest in Maryland after the U.S. Naval Academy. PayScale lists the median starting salary of a Loyola graduate as $51,000. The mid-career and starting salary pay for Loyola graduates increased slightly compared to what PayScale reported in 2012.

Loyola ranks in the top 10 for median mid-career pay of social science majors and business majors. The rankings lists of schools based on earnings of graduates within a particular major debuted in PayScale’s report this year.

All data used to produce PayScale's rankings were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale's employee survey. Median starting salary data for each school was derived from surveys of full-time employees with five years of experience or fewer in their career or field who hold a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees. Median mid-career salary data was derived from surveys of full-time employees with at least 10 years of experience in their career or field who hold a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees.

For more information visit PayScale’s full college salary report and Loyola’s profile page on PayScale’s website.

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