Fairfield University Alumni Average Salary

Fairfield University is a Roman Catholic school located in Fairfield, Conn. with around 4,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks 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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College ROI Report

140th

20 Year Net ROI 

$463,000

Annual ROI 

5.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$237,000

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College Salary Report

95th

Early Career Salary 

$58,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$99,000

% High Meaning 

38 %

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Fairfield University Median Salary by Years Experience

$0$121K

1-4 years
4 profiles
$64,465

5-9 years
6 profiles
$72,000

10-19 years
6 profiles
$109,000

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2017
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About This School

1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

3,873

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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12 %

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Industry

The insurance and financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of Fairfield earn $73K on average.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $60K where the average male graduate hauls home about $73K.

Locations

The top-paying city popular with Fairfield alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of approximately $77K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Fairfield grads is Norwalk, Conn. (median compensation is $58K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) will compensate Fairfield grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $96K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $71K.

Skills

Former Stags with Autodesk AutoCAD abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates ($95K). Slightly less than a third of Fairfield grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; more than half of survey participants report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of grads, and almost all alumni sign up for dental plans. Nearly all alumni save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Fairfield University also take in tuition reimbursement, life insurance, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Iona College grads report the most similar salaries to Fairfield alums, earning $70K on average. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, the University of New Haven, and Manhattanville College.

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Key Stats for Fairfield University

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %
Salary
$51,097 - $103,295
Salary
$53,107 - $93,679

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
5%

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