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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.

Overall College ROI Rank

474
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

179
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

134
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$43,800
CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Social Worker
18 salaries
$45,125  
   
Office Manager
9 salaries
$45,781  
Executive Assistant
8 salaries
$55,000  
Administrative Assistant
7 salaries
$39,200  
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$48,700  
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
$60,000  
Executive Assistant to CEO
4 salaries
$84,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
United States (change)

About This School

695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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

16,708

State Schools

46 %

6 %

75 %

40 %


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Industry

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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).

Skills

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.
1040 1240
ACT Scores

Key Stats for CUNY - Hunter College

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %
Salary
$35,306 - $74,700
Salary
$41,084 - $91,576
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

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