Fairfield University Alumni Average Salary

Fairfield University is a Roman Catholic university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Fairfield, Conn., the school is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Fairfield grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the insurance and financial services industry. Those with an education from Fairfield earn an average of approximately $73K.


Male graduates of Fairfield out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $73K versus about $60K for women.


It is also not uncommon to find former Fairfield students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $77K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Fairfield alumni is Norwalk, Conn., which offers a median salary of around $58K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Fairfield alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — they earn close to $96K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $71K on average per year.


Former Stags with Autodesk AutoCAD experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a common skill among Fairfield alumni — just under one in three grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Benefits and Perks

Although the larger part of alums are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. For this school, nearly all grads are the recipients of health benefits, and almost all former students pick up dental plans, too. The vast majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Fairfield University alumni receive are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Alumni of Quinnipiac University pick up average paychecks of around $75K, which is closest to the amount made by Fairfield grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, the University of New Haven, and Manhattanville College.

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