Average Salary for Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art Alumni

Nestled away in New York, N.Y., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. This report is based on the answers of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$61,100
Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Structural Engineer
2 salaries
$68,646  
   
Project Engineer
2 salaries
$58,500  
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
Intern Architect
2 salaries
$45,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$77,500  
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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About This School

7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003-7120

868

Private School, Engineering

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Industry

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the architectural services industry, the electronics or electrical engineering design industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. The majority of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni wind up in the engineering services industry. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art graduates in the aerospace and defense industry are hard pressed to find, with about five percent of former students taking up work in this field. Starting salaries of around $68K are the median among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $76K, but the median for the latter is only about $54K.

Jobs

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni who make the most are Mechanical Engineers; they report a median pay of $78K. Process Engineers and Structural Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $71K and $69K, respectively. On the lower end, Intern Architects report making $45K.

Locations

It is typical for many Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads (more than two-fifths of former students) to remain in New York, N.Y., which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is around $64K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni is Hauppauge, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $78K.

Degree Major

A Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Mechanical Engineering (ME) will compensate Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $140K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) — their annual income amounts to $44K on average.

Skills

Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 44 percent for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads. Many Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to a fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Also considered top-notch skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in five survey participants, respectively). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and the larger part of grads sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Wentworth Institute of Technology pick up average paychecks of $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads among similar schools. St. Francis College, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, and Boricua College are also similar to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1830 2220
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Salary
$44,741 - $81,671
Salary
$41,217 - $137,645
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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