Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson University, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 8-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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38th

20 Year Net ROI 

$660,000

Annual ROI 

7.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$224,000

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Early Career Salary 

$63,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$124,000

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Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$29K$58K$87K
Mechanical Engineer
45 salaries
$68,131  
   
Project Engineer
17 salaries
$71,834  
Software Engineer
17 salaries
$75,567  
Civil Engineer
16 salaries
$64,496  
Design Engineer
14 salaries
$64,116  
Electrical Engineer
13 salaries
$65,787  
Project Manager, Construction
11 salaries
$84,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 686
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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

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72 %

43 %

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Industry

Graduates of Clarkson go into the manufacturing industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the engineering services industry. It is quite common for Clarkson grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Following graduation, Clarkson students earn an average of approximately $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

Among Clarkson alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of around $77K, followed by Mechanical Engineers (about $73K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Design Engineers who make an average of $61K.

Locations

Syracuse, N.Y. is filled with Clarkson grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of Clarkson grads is Rochester, N.Y.; given its high compensation ($89K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, Clarkson alumni often reside in Dover, Del., which is home to the lowest pay at $32K. Boston, Mass. and Buffalo, N.Y. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Clarkson students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) can expect to make the most money ($128K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $55K.

Skills

Engineering Design is a common skill among Clarkson alumni — slightly more than a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Clarkson University grads with Microsoft SQL Server experience garner salaries that are 40 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Clarkson University alumni include a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Duquesne University grads (who make an average of $69K) earn salaries most similar to Clarkson alumni. Other schools similar to Clarkson include Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

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Key Stats for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Salary
$76,000
Salary
$38,783 - $95,000
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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