Average Salary for Fairfield University Alumni

Fairfield University, a Roman Catholic university based in Fairfield, Conn., that is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. The data in this summary come from Fairfield alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Fairfield University Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
System Integration Engineer
2 salaries
Product Line Manager
2 salaries
Product Manager, Software
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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Professionally, the advertising agency industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Fairfield alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. The average salary for a grad from Fairfield is $71K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $66K per year compared to men, who earn about $80K.


Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Fairfield alumni, typically making $119K every year, though Product Managers of Software ($102K), and Electrical Engineers (approximately $80K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Administrative Assistants — they bring in around $37K.


Those with a degree from Fairfield often relocate to New York after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Fairfield grads is Shelton; given its high compensation ($84K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though median pay is subpar ($64K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Fairfield after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. In addition, Fairfield grads flock to neighboring Stamford as well as Boston.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Economics will compensate Fairfield grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $119K per year. A B.A. in English Language is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of approximately $33K.


Former Stags with Process Improvement abilities can expect to make 22 percent more than their former classmates (around $87K). Nearly one in six grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of graduates, and a majority of the survey participants sign up for dental plans. Graduates of Fairfield University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of New Haven pick up average paychecks of $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Fairfield grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College.

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