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

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a university based in New York, N.Y. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The data for this synopsis comes from former Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
   
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
Project Engineer
2 salaries
$58,500  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$77,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About This School

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

868

Private School, Engineering

83 %

59 %

66 %

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Industry

Former Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the aerospace and defense industry, the architectural services industry, and the electronics or electrical engineering design 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 see an average starting salary of approximately $70K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $55K on average compared to $77K for male graduates.

Jobs

In the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni professional community, Mechanical Engineers make the highest median pay (around $78K), though Process Engineers ($71K), and Design Architects (about $65K) are close competitors. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Project Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $59K.

Locations

New York, N.Y. keeps the largest number of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation ($64K). Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Hauppauge, N.Y. where about $78K is the average pay.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni are those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering — they earn close to $140K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $40K per year.

Skills

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads with Microsoft Word experience garner salaries that are 25 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni, with slightly less than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Engineering Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

For this school, a strong majority of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of alumni pick up dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of former students contribute to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Wentworth Institute of Technology grads bring in salaries of around $68K, making them the most similar to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni in terms of earnings. 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.

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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
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$44,330 - $82,473
Salary
$39,149 - $136,143

Job Satisfaction

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

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