Average Salary for CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Founded in New York, N.Y., CUNY Hunter College is an institution of higher learning for around 17,000 students. The figures in this rundown were provided by Hunter alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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
16 salaries
Office Manager
9 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Executive Assistant to CEO
4 salaries
4 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
United States (change)

About This School

695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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


State School

50 %

6 %

77 %

50 %

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Graduates of Hunter are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the education industry, and the financial services industry. Among Hunter grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from Hunter earn an average of $56K.


Hunter grads who become Non-Profit Program Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $55K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Executive Assistants and Staff Accountants; their salaries approach about $54K and $49K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Paralegals — they bring in around $40K.


Graduates of Hunter take pride in the city of New York, and a majority of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. Hunter grads also flock to Mason, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is approximately $153K). Los Angeles is a popular spot for former Hunter students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $53K. Graduates also relocate to Tampa and Atlanta.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hunter grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to approximately $146K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Psychology (around $42K annually).


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 30 percent more than their fellow graduates. Hunter grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and a fair portion of alumni sign up for dental plans. A solid majority of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Graduates of CUNY Hunter College are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College grads bring in salaries of around $66K, making them the most similar to Hunter alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Hunter include CUNY City College, CUNY Queens College, and New Jersey City University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1060 1260
ACT Scores

Key Stats for CUNY - Hunter College


72 %
28 %
$35,306 - $74,700
$41,084 - $91,576
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 112 votes.

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