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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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
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
$74,152  
   
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
$80,000  
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$50,000  
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$40,695  
Product Line Manager
2 salaries
$55,000  
System Integration Engineer
2 salaries
$56,000  
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
$36,973  
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

3,873

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$35,883 - $82,977
Salary
$46,150 - $97,852
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
$77,419
$64,500
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$75,000
$39,753 - $83,830
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