Average Salary for CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than CUNY Hunter College. It is a university based in New York, N.Y. that is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Social Worker
8 salaries
Office Manager
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
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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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Hunter alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Graduates of Hunter earn about $58K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $70K after graduating from Hunter, the average woman earns only around $58K.


The most lucrative professionals among Hunter alumni are Executive Assistants to CEOs; they earn a median annual salary of $100K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $75K and $60K, respectively, are Senior Accountants and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Salaries are anything but generous for Social Workers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $45K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Hunter alumni (a majority of) end up finding permanent jobs in New York. Wichita, Kan. is also a common destination for Hunter grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $147K. Though Savannah, Ga. takes the cake for lowest pay among Hunter grads (the median salary is $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, grads flock to Tampa, Fla. as well as Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns Hunter students the most money after college (an average $147K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Science (MS), Psychology (about $40K on average annually).


Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 66 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Hunter alumni, with roughly an eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Counseling are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly more than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. Most graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of former students are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Other benefits awarded to CUNY Hunter College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $66K for CUNY Bernard M Baruch College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Hunter grads. Other schools similar to Hunter include CUNY City College, CUNY Queens College, and New Jersey City University.

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Key Stats for CUNY - Hunter College


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$36,946 - $75,324
$40,433 - $100,206

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

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