Fairfield University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Fairfield University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Fairfield, Conn., and it is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Fairfield grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
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About This School

1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Fairfield alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the health care industry, and energy, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Fairfield alumni wind up in the insurance and financial services industry. Graduates of Fairfield earn $72K on average.


Fairfield grads who become Operations Project Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $97K annually. However, Electrical Engineers and Executive Assistants also rank as top-earners (bringing in $80K and approximately $75K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $37K.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Fairfield grads is New Haven, Conn.; given its high compensation (around $88K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other end, Fairfield grads flock to Norwalk, Conn., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $67K. Nearby Stamford, Conn. and Boston, Mass. also rank high on the list of cities for Fairfield grads.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Fairfield grads with a B.A. in Economics (average earnings climb to $237K per year). A B.A. in English Language offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Fairfield alumni, with just under a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 20 percent for former Stags. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of alumni as well. Fairfield University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of New Haven grads is $74K, making their salaries most similar to those of Fairfield grads. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College.

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