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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.

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
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Typical Early Career Salary
$43,800
CUNY - Hunter College Alumni
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Social Worker
18 salaries
$45,125  
   
Executive Assistant
11 salaries
$50,000  
Office Manager
10 salaries
$45,014  
Administrative Assistant
8 salaries
$43,100  
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$48,700  
Paralegal
5 salaries
$40,000  
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
$54,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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CUNY - Hunter College Details

Address:

695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

Also Known As:

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

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

16,708

Categories:

State Schools

Graduation Rate:

46 %

% STEM:

6 %

% Stay In State:

75 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

40 %
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Industry

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats

Gender

Female

72 %

female alumni

Male

28 %

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction


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

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