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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

CUNY - Hunter College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Social Worker
10 salaries
Office Manager
7 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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Graduates of Hunter work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the education industry. Among Hunter grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of about $58K are the median among Hunter grads.


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 around $57K.


The biggest paychecks among Hunter alumni are earned by Senior Accountants — these former students make a median salary of $75K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Financial Analysts ($72K) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers ($60K). Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $45K.


Hunter alumni like New York so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with the greater part of grads staying on to find permanent employment. 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. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Hunter alumni is Newark, N.J., which offers a median salary of approximately $43K. Tampa, Fla. is also a common pick among Hunter grads, along with Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hunter grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to about $147K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Science (MS), Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.


For former Hawks, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 56 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Hunter alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in eight former students report doing so. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; roughly half of the graduates get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most grads, and more than half of respondents sign up for dental plans. A large number of alumni participate in a 401(k) program. CUNY Hunter College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College grads report the most similar salaries to Hunter alums, earning $66K on average. 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


74 %
26 %
$36,999 - $74,074
$39,767 - $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 54 votes.
$39,937 - $77,298

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