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

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a school in New York, N.Y., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. This summary is derived from information given by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads who completed 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 (?
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
Process Engineer
2 salaries
$71,240  
   
Design Architect
2 salaries
$64,880  
Structural Engineer
2 salaries
$68,646  
Project Engineer
2 salaries
$58,500  
Intern Architect
2 salaries
$45,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$77,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

The architectural services industry, the construction management industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are just a few of the areas in which Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads find work. The engineering services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art amounts to $67K.

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 $54K.

Jobs

Among Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni, those working as Mechanical Engineers report the highest median pay of approximately $78K, followed by Process Engineers (about $71K), and Structural Engineers (around $69K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Intern Architects who make an average of $45K.

Locations

When it comes to compensation, New York, N.Y. brings up the rear (median pay is around $64K); however, more than two-fifths of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni still choose not to leave this city. 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

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Mechanical Engineering (ME) and earn a median salary of $140K 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

Many Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to one-fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. For Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art grads, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 46 percent more than other alumni salaries. Experience with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of alums contribute to a 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of respondents as well. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Wentworth Institute of Technology graduates, who earn $68K 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 1830 2220
ACT Scores 29 33

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$45,192 - $80,792
Salary
$41,217 - $137,645
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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