CUNY - Hunter College Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, CUNY Hunter College is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in New York, N.Y. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Hunter grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Office Manager
6 salaries
Social Worker
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
3 salaries
Executive Assistant to CEO
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the education industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Hunter is $58K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $70K per year, but the second group takes home only about $58K.


Hunter grads who become Executive Assistants to CEOs garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $100K annually. However, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Executive Assistants also rank as top-earners (bringing in $60K and $55K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Paralegals who make an average of around $38K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Hunter alumni (the greater part of) end up finding permanent jobs in New York. It is no surprise that New Brunswick, N.J., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $67K), is another of the most popular spots for former Hunter students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Hunter alumni is Savannah, Ga., where earnings average $48K. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common pick among Hunter grads, along with Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hunter grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to $148K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Science (MS), Psychology (around $40K on average annually).


Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 55 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former Hunter students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly an eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Counseling command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to most grads, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. CUNY Hunter College graduates also take advantage of 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 approximately $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.

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Key Stats for CUNY - Hunter College


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$36,469 - $74,524
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

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