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Average Salary for Adelphi University Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than Adelphi University, a private research university based in Garden City, N.Y., that is ranked in the top 24 percent of universities by ROI. This report is based on the responses of Adelphi graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

Adelphi University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Social Worker
10 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
8 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
4 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Adelphi University Details

South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-0701


Private Schools, Research Universities

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Professionally, clinical care, the financial services industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Adelphi alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of Adelphi typically earn $62K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $82K after graduating from Adelphi, the average woman earns only approximately $59K.


Among Adelphi graduates, the biggest earners are Chief Operating Officers, who haul in $154K on average. Next on the list are Senior Business Analysts and Registered Nurses, bringing in around $95K and $81K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Executive Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $48K.


The most popular destination for former Adelphi students is New York. In addition, former Adelphi students often head to Port Washington after graduating, where typical salaries come to approximately $95K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Adelphi alumni is Woodbury, where earnings average $45K. In addition, Adelphi grads flock to neighboring Melville as well as Garden City.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Adelphi grads with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration (earnings climb to $110K per year). A Master of Arts (MA), Education offers the lowest annual financial reward ($42K).


Many former Adelphi students are familiar with Project Management, and roughly a tenth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Adelphi University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 54 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Most grads report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits that Adelphi University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Hofstra University grads bring in salaries of around about $67K, making them the most similar to Adelphi alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Adelphi include St John's University-New York, The New School, and Pace University-New York.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1520 1840
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats

71 %
29 %
$37,140 - $81,105
$44,773 - $119,478
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

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