Average Salary for Fordham University Alumni

Around 8,000 undergrads attend Fordham University, a Roman Catholic school in Bronx, N.Y.. The school sits in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Most often cast as a die-hard sports school first, Fordham University students study hard as they cheer on the Rams. English is one of the most popular majors at Fordham University, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores that sit well above the national average. This summary is derived from information given by Fordham grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Social Worker
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Account Executive
4 salaries
Licensed Social Worker
4 salaries
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Account Manager
4 salaries
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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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Graduates of Fordham go into the financial services industry, the education industry, and the health care industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Those with a degree from Fordham make an average of $63K.


Former Fordham students with an interest in making money consider becoming Marketing Directors, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $102K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Accountants (approximately $70K) and Account Executives (about $64K). Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $49K.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for Fordham graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Yonkers, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $74K), is another of the most popular spots for former Fordham students. Home to the lowest median salary for Fordham alumni is Philadelphia, Pa., a popular place for former students despite its $50K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Hartford, Conn. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from Fordham can rake in a whopping average approximately $137K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (around $31K on average annually).


Competency in Marketing Communications translates into above-average pay for former Rams — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Fordham alumni, with about a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Case Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; slightly more than two-fifths of alums report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. Most grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of respondents have dental insurance. Fordham University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Loyola University pick up average paychecks of $61K, which is closest to the amount made by Fordham grads among similar schools. Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College are also similar to Fordham.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Fordham University


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42 %
$35,617 - $78,030
$43,315 - $95,711

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
$38,970 - $91,797
$43,500 - $75,000
$60,000 - $113,000

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