Average Salary for CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at CUNY Hunter College, a university based in New York, N.Y.. The school is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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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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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

50 %

6 %

77 %

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Former Hunter students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the education industry, and the financial services industry. Among Hunter grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Hunter is $58K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $70K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $58K.


Senior Financial Analysts win the contest for best-paid Hunter alumni, making $72K on average every year, though Licensed Clinical Social Workers (around $60K), and Executive Assistants ($54K) are not far behind. Social Workers pick up about $44K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


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 Wichita, Kan.; given its high compensation ($147K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Hunter alumni is Newark, N.J., a popular place for former students despite its $43K average paycheck. Other popular cities include Tampa, Fla. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

Hunter students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money (approximately $147K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate's Degree ($39K on average annually).


Former Hawks who have experience with Leadership can expect to make 34 percent more than other alumni (around $78K on average). About an eighth of Hunter grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of graduates report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most grads receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Most alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. 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

Alumni of CUNY Bernard M Baruch College pick up average paychecks of about $66K, which is closest to the amount made by Hunter grads among similar schools. 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


72 %
28 %
$36,252 - $74,969
$39,431 - $100,127
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 64 votes.
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