Average Salary for Adelphi University Alumni

Adelphi University is a university based in Garden City, N.Y. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the answers of Adelphi graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Adelphi University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Social Worker
8 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
5 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
4 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
Senior Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Social Worker (MSW)
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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About This School

South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-0701



Private School, Research University

63 %

8 %

70 %

32 %

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Adelphi alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the banking industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former Adelphi students are employed in clinical care; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Adelphi graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $62K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $59K on average compared to around $83K for male graduates.


Senior Marketing Managers win the contest for best-paid Adelphi alumni, making $100K on average every year, though Registered Nurses ($79K), and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators ($68K) are not far behind. Sliding in near the bottom are MSW Social Workers, who report earnings of about $44K.


Many Adelphi grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Adelphi grads is Charlotte, N.C.; given its high compensation (approximately $85K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though median pay is subpar ($49K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Garden City after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Other popular cities for Adelphi alumni include nearby Melville, N.Y. and Jericho, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Adelphi alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business — they earn close to about $126K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.


For Adelphi University grads, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 85 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Adelphi alumni, with around a tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Counseling are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of grads are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of graduates report dental coverage, too. Graduates of Adelphi University are also recipients of 403(b), life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Hofstra University grads (who make an average of $66K) earn salaries most similar to Adelphi alumni. St John's University-New York, New School, and Pace University-New York are also similar to Adelphi.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1530 1830
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for Adelphi University


68 %
32 %
$36,333 - $81,478
$40,974 - $121,118
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
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