Average Salary for Fordham University Alumni

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. 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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Fordham University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Social Worker
10 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Account Manager
5 salaries
Account Executive
4 salaries
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Licensed Social Worker
4 salaries
Marketing Director
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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 financial services industry, the education industry, and the health care industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular professional field seems to be the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Those with an education from Fordham earn an average of $62K.


The biggest paychecks among Fordham alumni are earned by Senior Accountants — these former students make a median salary of around $70K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Account Executives ($64K) and Licensed Social Workers (about $62K). On the lower end, Social Workers report making $49K.


Home to a large number of Fordham alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Fordham alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Yonkers, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $74K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Fordham grads is Philadelphia, Pa. (median compensation is approximately $50K). Hartford, Conn. is also a common pick among Fordham grads, along with Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Fordham alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — they earn close to about $137K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $31K.


Marketing Communications commands a pay premium of 28 percent for former Rams. One in ten grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Case Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Dental insurance applies to a fair number of grads, and a large number of grads report health coverage. A large number of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Fordham University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Loyola University graduates, who earn around $61K on average, make a similar amount to Fordham grads. Other schools similar to Fordham include Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College.

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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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$35,956 - $77,887
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Job Satisfaction

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$38,507 - $91,797
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