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Average Salary for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than Clarkson University, a private research university based in Potsdam, N.Y., that is ranked in the top 6 percent of universities by ROI. The private university has a reputation for being engineering-minded. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
77
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
47
out of 476
Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering
11
out of 34
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Typical Early Career Salary
$59,900
Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni
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Mechanical Engineer
20 salaries
$66,023  
   
Civil Engineer
16 salaries
$53,981  
Project Engineer
11 salaries
$67,561  
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
$79,500  
Project Manager, Engineering
6 salaries
$119,951  
Process Engineer
6 salaries
$68,353  
Software Engineer
6 salaries
$85,978  
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Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Details

Address:

8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

Also Known As:

Clarkson University

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

3,072

Categories:

Private Schools, Research Universities, Engineering

Graduation Rate:

70 %

% STEM:

72 %

% Stay In State:

45 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

29 %
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Industry

Clarkson alumni can most commonly be found in the aerospace and defense industry, the manufacturing industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the civil engineering services industry. Clarkson graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. The average starting salary for a graduate of Clarkson is about $77K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Clarkson alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers, whose earnings come to $86K, followed by Construction Project Managers (approximately $81K) and Electrical Engineers (around $80K). On the lower end, Civil Engineers report making $54K.

Locations

Albany is a hot spot for Clarkson alum. Another city that attracts a wealth of Clarkson grads is Boston; given its high compensation ($103K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Clarkson alumni is Syracuse, which offers median salaries of $54K. Other common destinations for Clarkson grads include close-by Rochester and New York.

Degree Major

Clarkson grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $117K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $50K.

Skills

Clarkson University grads with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Clarkson grads are usually competent in Project Management, and just over one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. It is no small feat that a solid majority of alumni are given health coverage, and the greater part of graduates accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a strong majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Clarkson University alumni are also on the receiving end 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 $76K, making them the most similar to Clarkson alumni in terms of earnings. Clark University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Polytechnic Institute of New York University are also similar to Clarkson.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1540 1860
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats

Gender

Female

21 %

female alumni

Male

79 %

male alumni
Salary
$40,749 - $98,664
Salary
$48,738 - $102,734

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

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