Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni Average Salary

Clarkson University is a university based in Potsdam, N.Y. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 9-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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50th

20 Year Net ROI 

$620,000

Annual ROI 

6.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$235,000

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College Salary Report

16th

Early Career Salary 

$63,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$124,000

% High Meaning 

55 %

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Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Mechanical Engineer$72,877  
   
Software Engineer$76,765  
Design Engineer$60,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jul 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About This School

8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

Clarkson University

www.clarkson.edu/admission/

3,110

Private School, Research University, Engineering

73 %

72 %

43 %

29 %

Industry

Graduates of Clarkson work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry. Among Clarkson grads, the engineering services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from Clarkson is $75K.

Gender

Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Clarkson alumni, making $77K on average every year, though Mechanical Engineers (around $73K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Design Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $61K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Clarkson alums, Syracuse, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Clarkson students often head to Rochester, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $89K in this top-paying city. Clarkson alumni in Dover, Del. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $32K. Close-by Rome, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. are also desirable cities among Clarkson alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Clarkson grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) (average earnings climb to $128K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $55K per year.

Skills

For Clarkson University grads, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 57 percent more than other alumni salaries. Engineering Design is a common skill among Clarkson alumni — close to a fourth of grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and .NET.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alums as well. Most former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Clarkson University also take in a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Drexel University grads is $70K, making their salaries most similar to those of Clarkson grads. Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University are also similar to Clarkson.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1585 1885
ACT Scores 24 28

Key Stats for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Salary
$76,000
Salary
$39,149 - $97,650

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
41%
20 years or more
22%
Diamond Motor Sports
$32,000

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