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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. Students at this private university often excel at engineering. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$60,000  
   
Intern Architect
2 salaries
$45,000  
Structural Engineer
2 salaries
$68,646  
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$77,500  
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
United States (change)

About This School

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

880

Private Schools, Engineering

81 %

59 %

71 %

21 %


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Industry

Graduates of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the construction industry, the architectural services industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the engineering services industry. Former Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art graduates tend to bring in $71K.

Gender

In the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni community, men make a median salary of $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $53K.

Jobs

In the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni professional community, Mechanical Engineers make the highest median pay ($79K), though Structural Engineers ($73K), and Process Engineers (around $71K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Intern Architects, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $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 settled in New York, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $64K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Seattle, a top-paying city for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $94K). Greenville is also a common pick among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads, along with Hauppauge.

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 approximately $149K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) — their annual income amounts to about $44K on average.

Skills

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates ($93K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about one in four former students report doing so. Experience with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health benefits extend to a fair portion of respondents, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. 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 around $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 for Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Salary
$43,920 - $79,593
Salary
$51,064 - $137,559
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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