Average Salary for Fairfield University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Fairfield University, a Roman Catholic university based in Fairfield, Conn.. The school is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Fairfield University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Product Line Manager
2 salaries
System Integration Engineer
2 salaries
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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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Graduates of Fairfield go into the education industry, the health care industry, and the financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Fairfield students are employed in the insurance and financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from Fairfield amounts to $68K.


The most generous salaries among Fairfield alumni are reportedly earned by Operations Project Managers, whose median earnings come to $97K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($80K) and Executive Assistants (around $74K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Coordinators who make an average of approximately $41K.


New York, N.Y. is a hot spot for Fairfield alum. The top-paying city popular with Fairfield alumni is Danbury, Conn., which offers a median salary of $84K. Fairfield University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Fairfield despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (about $65K). Neighboring Stamford, Conn. is another common pick among Fairfield grads, along with Norwalk, Conn.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Engineering (CE) will compensate Fairfield grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $110K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in English Language — their annual income amounts to around $29K on average.


Slightly less than one-fifth of Fairfield grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Stags, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 27 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though just under half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, most former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most grads, and more than half of respondents sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by Fairfield University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Iona College graduates, who earn approximately $67K on average, make a similar amount to Fairfield grads. Sacred Heart University, the University of New Haven, and Manhattanville College are also similar to Fairfield.

Key Stats for Fairfield University


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$35,883 - $82,977
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