Average Salary for Fairfield University Alumni

Ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment, Fairfield University is a Roman Catholic university based in Fairfield, Conn., and it's home to around 4,000 undergraduates. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

185
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

70
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

61
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$50,900
Fairfield University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
$75,000  
   
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
$80,000  
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$50,000  
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
$97,000  
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
$44,000  
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
$36,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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Industry

Fairfield alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the insurance and financial services industry, the health care industry, and the education industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Fairfield is $71K.

Jobs

Fairfield grads who become Operations Project Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $97K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Electrical Engineers and Executive Assistants; their salaries approach $80K and approximately $75K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Administrative Assistants, who report earnings of around $37K.

Locations

Many Fairfield grads flock to New York, N.Y. Danbury, Conn. is another hot spot for Fairfield grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $84K). On the other end, Fairfield grads flock to Milford, Conn., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $60K. Fairfield alumni express interest in nearby Stamford, Conn. and Norwalk, Conn. as well.

Degree Major

Former Stags who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Economics and earn a median salary of $237K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in English Language fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.

Skills

Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 18 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $84K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Fairfield alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, just under one in five former students report doing so. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of grads receive dental plans, too. Graduates of Fairfield University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $73K for University of New Haven alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Fairfield grads. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College.

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Key Stats for Fairfield University

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Salary
$37,556 - $83,611
Salary
$45,958 - $97,105

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
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