Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni Average Salary

Clarkson University, a school in Potsdam, N.Y., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 8-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The figures in this rundown were provided by Clarkson alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Software Engineer
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Design Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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About This School

8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

Clarkson University


Private School, Research University, Engineering

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Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry are popular business areas among Clarkson alumni. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Graduates of Clarkson earn $75K on average.


Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


Among Clarkson alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $77K, followed by Mechanical Engineers ($73K). On the lower end, Design Engineers report making about $61K.


A large number of students head to Syracuse, N.Y. after college. The top-paying city popular with Clarkson alumni is Rochester, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $89K. On the other end, Clarkson grads flock to Dover, Del., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $32K. In addition, Clarkson grads flock to neighboring Rome, N.Y. as well as Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) will compensate Clarkson grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $128K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($55K).


Proficiency in Engineering Design is common among Clarkson alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, just under one in four former students report doing so. Clarkson University grads with Microsoft SQL Server abilities can expect to make 40 percent more than their former classmates ($105K). Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, a large number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most alums, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Clarkson University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $69K for Drexel University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Clarkson grads. Other schools similar to Clarkson include Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1585 1885
ACT Scores 24 28

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