Average Salary for Fairfield University Alumni

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 figures in this rundown were provided by Fairfield alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Fairfield University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
System Integration Engineer
2 salaries
Product Line Manager
2 salaries
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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 insurance and financial services industry, the health care industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Fairfield alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. Graduates of Fairfield earn $71K on average.


Among Fairfield alumni, those working as Operations Project Managers report the highest median pay of around $97K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($80K), and Executive Assistants ($75K). Administrative Assistants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $37K.


The most popular destination for former Fairfield students is New York, N.Y. Danbury, Conn. is also a common destination for Fairfield grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $84K. On the other hand, Fairfield alumni who end up in Milford, Conn. receive the lowest median salary of about $60K. Other popular cities for Fairfield alumni include nearby Stamford, Conn. and Norwalk, Conn.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Economics leads to the highest pay for Fairfield grads ($237K on average per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in English Language ($35K on average annually).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Fairfield alumni, with just under one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Former Stags with Project Management abilities can expect to make 21 percent more than their former classmates ($86K). Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though just over two-fifths of alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. A large number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to most survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of grads as well. Graduates of Fairfield University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $72K for University of New Haven alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Fairfield grads. Sacred Heart University, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College are also similar to Fairfield.

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