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

Located in New York, N.Y., roughly 1,000 students call Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art home for four years. Private education at this university is geared towards the engineering student. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

28
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

18
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering

7
out of 34

Typical Early Career Salary

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

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$60,000  
   
Structural Engineer
3 salaries
$73,293  
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
$79,000  
Intern Architect
2 salaries
$45,000  
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art Details

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

880

Private Schools, 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 construction industry, the architectural services industry, and the asset management industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the engineering services industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art amounts to around $70K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $79K, but the median for the latter is only $53K.

Jobs

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads who become Mechanical Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in approximately $79K annually. However, Structural Engineers and Process Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $73K and about $71K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Intern Architects — they bring in $45K.

Locations

Approximately two in five Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students choose to remain in New York after graduation, where average salaries are actually the lowest at about $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 Seattle where $94K is the average pay. Other cities of interest include Greenville and Philadelphia.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in around $149K per year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $44K.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni — around one in four grads mention using it at work. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 33 percent more than their former classmates ($93K). Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair portion of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. A fair portion of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Wentworth Institute of Technology graduates, who earn approximately $69K on average, make a similar amount to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads. 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 1880 2230
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$43,920 - $79,593
Salary
$51,064 - $137,559
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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