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Average Salary for CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Located in New York, N.Y., roughly 17,000 students call CUNY Hunter College home for four years. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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CUNY - Hunter College Details


695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

Also Known As:

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

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Graduation Rate:

46 %


6 %

% Stay In State:

75 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

40 %
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Graduates of Hunter head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; clinical care, the education industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Hunter is around $56K.


The most generous salaries among Hunter alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Financial Analysts, whose earnings come to $72K, followed by Executive Assistants ($50K) and Staff Accountants (approximately $49K). Administrative Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $39K.


Hunter alumni seldom move away from New York after college; in fact, more than half of former students find lasting work in the city they adore. Another city that attracts a wealth of Hunter grads is Tampa; given its high compensation ($90K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Hunter alumni in Savannah can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $47K. In addition, grads flock to Philadelphia as well as Atlanta.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Hunter alumni are those with a Doctorate (PhD) — they earn close to $196K per year. A B.A. in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $42K.


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 31 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Hunter alumni, with roughly an eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one in three grads, respectively). For this school, a solid majority of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and most alumni pick up dental plans, too. A solid majority of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to CUNY Hunter College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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72 %

female alumni


28 %

male alumni
$35,230 - $74,930
$40,496 - $92,497

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

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