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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 summary is derived from information given by Hunter grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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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

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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
13 salaries
Office Manager
9 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Executive Assistant to CEO
4 salaries
Licensed Social Worker
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270

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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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Graduates of Hunter go into the education industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and clinical care, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Hunter amounts to $57K.


In the Hunter alumni community, men make a median salary of $69K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $57K.


Among Hunter graduates, the biggest earners are Executive Assistants to CEOs, who haul in $85K on average. Next on the list are Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Executive Assistants, bringing in around $60K and $54K, respectively. Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $45K.


New York is a popular place for Hunter students to settle after graduation, and a majority of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Hunter students living and working in Mason, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $153K. Savannah, Ga. 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 $48K. Tampa, Fla. and Danbury, Conn. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns Hunter students the most money after college (an average around $147K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to $42K on average.


For former Hawks, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 46 percent more than other alumni salaries. Around one in eight Hunter grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, close to half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. A large number of respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alums are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. 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 graduates, who earn approximately $66K on average, make a similar amount to Hunter grads. CUNY City College, CUNY Queens College, and New Jersey City University are also similar to Hunter.

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


71 %
29 %
$36,033 - $74,475
$39,758 - $101,325
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 70 votes.
$39,181 - $75,922
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