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 summary is derived from information given by Fairfield grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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 most popular professional field seems to be the insurance and financial services industry. Fairfield graduates see an average starting salary of $72K.


The top-paying city popular with Fairfield alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of approximately $77K. Home to the lowest median salary for Fairfield alumni is Norwalk, Conn., a popular place for former students despite its $58K average paycheck.

Degree Major

Fairfield grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $96K per year. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $66K).


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Fairfield alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one-fourth of former students report doing so. Autodesk autocad commands a pay premium of 32 percent for former Stags. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of respondents are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Nearly all respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to almost all survey participants, and nearly all former students sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Fairfield University alumni receive are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

University of New Haven grads report the most similar salaries to Fairfield alums, earning $66K on average. Other schools similar to Fairfield include Sacred Heart University, Manhattanville College, and Mercy College.

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