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Average Salary for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Clarkson University, a institution based in Potsdam, N.Y. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Clarkson grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

45
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

22
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering

11
out of 34

Typical Early Career Salary

$59,900
Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
$61,000  
   
Civil Engineer
12 salaries
$52,414  
Project Engineer
9 salaries
$69,634  
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
$75,510  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$90,000  
Process Engineer
5 salaries
$71,950  
Project Manager, Operations
5 salaries
$70,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306

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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 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

Graduates of Clarkson are found working in a number of different fields including the aerospace and defense industry, energy, and the consulting industry. The civil engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. In line with impressive SAT scores, Clarkson grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Clarkson graduates see an average starting salary of $79K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $80K per year compared to females' about $67K. The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Clarkson alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $90K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($76K) and Process Engineers ($72K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Civil Engineers who make an average of approximately $52K.

Locations

Syracuse, N.Y. is a hot spot for Clarkson alum. It is also not uncommon to find former Clarkson students living and working in Boston, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $115K. Clarkson alumni in Watertown, N.Y. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $60K. Close-by Albany, N.Y. and Rochester, N.Y. are also desirable cities among Clarkson alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting earns Clarkson students the most money after college (an average $159K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.

Skills

Clarkson University grads with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 32 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $105K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among Clarkson alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one-fourth of former students report doing so. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. To plan for old age, most alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most survey participants receive dental plans, too. Graduates of Clarkson University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Illinois Institute of Technology grads bring in salaries of around about $77K, making them the most similar to Clarkson alumni in terms of earnings. Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University are also similar to Clarkson.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$40,035 - $102,964
Salary
$50,016 - $103,292
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
$37,440 - $80,871
$44,545 - $87,706
$40,186 - $108,853
$101,187 - $134,815
$45,781 - $77,366

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