Average Salary for CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

CUNY Hunter College is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in New York, N.Y., the school is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Social Worker
12 salaries
Executive Assistant
8 salaries
Office Manager
7 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Executive Assistant to CEO
3 salaries
Vice President (VP), Software Development
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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About This School

695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

Hunter College - The City University of New York (CUNY)


State School

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6 %

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Hunter alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Hunter amounts to about $58K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $57K on average compared to $70K for male graduates.


Among Hunter alumni, those working as VPs of Software Development report the highest median pay of around $150K, followed by Senior Financial Analysts ($72K), and Licensed Clinical Social Workers ($60K). Sliding in near the bottom are Social Workers, who report earnings of $44K.


New York is a popular place for Hunter students to settle after graduation, and a majority of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Another city that attracts a wealth of Hunter grads is Tampa, Fla.; given its high compensation ($100K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Newark, N.J. takes the cake for lowest pay among Hunter grads (the median salary is about $43K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest include Danbury, Conn. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from Hunter can rake in a whopping average $147K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Science (MS), Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $40K.


People Management commands a pay premium of 56 percent for former Hawks. Many Hunter grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the respondents can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of graduates receive dental plans, too. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. CUNY Hunter College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College grads report the most similar salaries to Hunter alums, earning approximately $66K on average. CUNY City College, CUNY Queens College, and New Jersey City University are also similar to Hunter.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores

Key Stats for CUNY - Hunter College


73 %
27 %
$36,577 - $74,589
$39,011 - $100,741
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
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