Fairfield University Alumni Average Salary

Fairfield University is a Roman Catholic school located in Fairfield, Conn. with around 4,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Fairfield grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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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 advertising agency industry, the transportation industry, and the non-religious private k-12 education industry are just a few of the areas in which Fairfield grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. Fairfield graduates see an average starting salary of about $66K.


The most lucrative professionals among Fairfield alumni are Operations Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $97K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $75K and $71K, respectively, are Executive Assistants and Electrical Engineers. Administrative Assistants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $38K.


The most popular destination for former Fairfield students is New York, N.Y. Another city that attracts a wealth of Fairfield grads is Danbury, Conn.; given its high compensation ($76K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Fairfield grads is Boston, Mass. (median compensation is approximately $50K). In addition, Fairfield grads flock to neighboring Norwalk, Conn. as well as Stamford, Conn.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for Fairfield grads (about $171K on average per year). Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $50K per year.


Former Stags with Data Analysis abilities can expect to make 39 percent more than their former classmates ($92K). Project Management is a popular skill among Fairfield alumni, with just under a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of grads have dental insurance. Most grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Fairfield University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, gym / health club / fitness membership, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Sacred Heart University graduates, who earn $65K on average, make a similar amount to Fairfield grads. The University of New Haven, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College are also similar to Fairfield.

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