Fordham University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Fordham University is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Bronx, N.Y. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Rams!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Fordham University School Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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About This School

441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Fordham alumni can most commonly be found in the advertising agency industry, the child welfare services industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Fordham grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Fordham graduates in the law office industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Fordham is $62K.


Male graduates of Fordham out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of approximately $101K versus $50K for women.


Many Fordham grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif. The top-paying city popular with Fordham alumni is Wilmington, Del., which offers a median salary of $77K. New York, N.Y. is a popular spot for former Fordham students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $69K.

Degree Major

Fordham grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $116K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Communication — their annual income amounts to about $35K on average.


Proficiency in Counseling is common among Fordham alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly an eighth of former students report doing so. Former Rams with New Business Development abilities can expect to make more than double their former classmates ($130K). Project Management, Scheduling, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in six survey participants get paid sick time. Almost all alums participate in a 401(k) program. Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and most alums get dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Fordham University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Loyola University grads (who make an average of about $61K) earn salaries most similar to Fordham alumni. Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College are also similar to Fordham.

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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1740 2030
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats for Fordham University


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$36,766 - $64,165
$42,910 - $136,143

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,145 - $132,386

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