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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Fairfield University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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1-4 years
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5-9 years
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10-19 years
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 insurance and financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, Fairfield students earn an average of approximately $73K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $73K, but the median for the latter is only $60K.


It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $77K), is another of the most popular spots for former Fairfield students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Fairfield alumni is Norwalk, Conn., where earnings average $58K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) from Fairfield can rake in a whopping average $96K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree ($71K on average annually).


Project Management is a common skill among Fairfield alumni — just under a third of grads mention using it at work. For former Stags, proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD warrants a paycheck that is 30 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Autodesk AutoCAD are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Nearly all alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while almost all former students receive dental plans, too. The vast majority of alums report contributing to a 401(k). Graduates of Fairfield University are also recipients of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Median pay for Quinnipiac University grads is around $77K, making their salaries most similar to those of Fairfield grads. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, the University of New Haven, and Manhattanville College.

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