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

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a school in New York, N.Y., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College Salary Report

18th

Early Career Salary 

$62,700

% High Meaning 

39.0%

Mid-Career Salary 

$114,000

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Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
   
Project Engineer
2 salaries
$58,500  
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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

Professionally, the engineering services industry, the architectural services industry, and the electronics or electrical engineering design industry are popular business areas among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the aerospace and defense industry. Following graduation, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students earn an average of about $67K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $85K per year, but the second group takes home only $50K.

Jobs

Among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni, those working as Mechanical Engineers report the highest median pay of $78K, followed by Process Engineers ($71K), and Design Architects ($65K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Project Engineers — they bring in approximately $59K.

Locations

It is typical for many Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads (more than a third 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 about $60K). However, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Hauppauge, N.Y. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $78K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering earns Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students the most money after college (an average $140K per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($40K).

Skills

Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads — they earn 47 percent more than their fellow graduates. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads are usually competent in Project Management, and slightly less than a third of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of survey participants as well. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Delaware Valley College pick up average paychecks of approximately $67K, which is closest to the amount made by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads among similar schools. The Wentworth Institute of Technology, St. Francis College, and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 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
26 %
Male
74 %
Salary
$50,000
Salary
$48,000 - $138,652
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
22%

Job Satisfaction

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

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