Average Salary for Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

Clarkson University is a university based in Potsdam, N.Y. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Replies from former Clarkson students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY Alumni

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Civil Engineer
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Project Engineer
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Electrical Engineer
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Project Manager, Engineering
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About This School

8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

Clarkson University



Private School, Research University, Engineering

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Clarkson alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include energy, the consulting industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. The majority of Clarkson alumni wind up in the civil engineering services industry. Pulling in paychecks on the larger end are Clarkson grads, which is not shocking considering the high SAT scores reported by this demographic. Following graduation, Clarkson students earn an average of $80K.


Clarkson grads who become Engineering Project Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $123K annually. However, Electrical Engineers and Construction Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $85K and $79K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Civil Engineers, who report earnings of $56K.


Many Clarkson students are Rochester, N.Y.-bound following college. With a median salary of $93K, New York, N.Y. represents the highest-paid city popular among Clarkson grads. Syracuse, N.Y. is a popular spot for former Clarkson students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at approximately $51K. Clarkson alumni express interest in nearby Albany, N.Y. and Burlington, Vt. as well.

Degree Major

Clarkson students with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to make the most money (about $200K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) ($40K on average annually).


Many Clarkson grads have knowledge of Project Management, with slightly less than a third of alumni using this program on the clock. Clarkson University grads with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 31 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most graduates receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Clarkson University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Illinois Institute of Technology grads is approximately $78K, making their salaries most similar to those of Clarkson grads. 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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SAT Scores 1585 1885
ACT Scores 24 28

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