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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

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 Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$31K$62K$93K
Mechanical Engineer
44 salaries
$69,091  
   
Software Engineer
17 salaries
$73,952  
Civil Engineer
16 salaries
$63,918  
Electrical Engineer
15 salaries
$66,599  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
$91,366  
Design Engineer
13 salaries
$63,971  
Project Engineer
13 salaries
$71,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 661

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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

Clarkson alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Students of Clarkson go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the above-average SAT scores reported by this group. Those with an education from Clarkson earn an average of $75K.

Gender

With a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of this school's graduates who completed the questionnaire.

Jobs

Clarkson grads who become Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $77K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Mechanical Engineers — their salaries approach $73K. Sliding in near the bottom are Design Engineers, who report earnings of $61K.

Locations

Syracuse, N.Y. is a hot spot for Clarkson alum. Rochester, N.Y. is also a common destination for Clarkson grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $89K. On the other end, Clarkson grads flock to Dover, Del., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $32K. Other common destinations for Clarkson grads include close-by Rome, N.Y. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) earns Clarkson students the most money after college (an average around $128K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($55K).

Skills

Clarkson University grads who have experience with Microsoft SQL Server can expect to make 39 percent more than other alumni (approximately $105K on average). Engineering Design is a popular skill among Clarkson alumni, with just over one in five grads reporting using it on the job. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Most graduates have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. Most alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Alumni of Clarkson University also take in a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Alumni of Drexel University pick up average paychecks of $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Clarkson grads among similar schools. Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University are also similar to Clarkson.

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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
33%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
21%
Diamond Motor Sports
$32,000

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