Average Salary for Fordham University Alumni

Fordham University is a Roman Catholic school located in Bronx, N.Y. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fordham University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Social Worker
10 salaries
Account Manager
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Account Executive
4 salaries
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Licensed Social Worker
4 salaries
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323

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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the education industry, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Starting salaries of $62K are the median among Fordham grads.


The biggest paychecks among Fordham alumni are earned by Tax Managers — these former students make a median salary of approximately $106K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Account Executives (around $64K) and Licensed Social Workers ($62K). Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $49K.


Many Fordham grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former Fordham students often head to Yonkers, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $78K in this top-paying city. Fordham alumni in Philadelphia, Pa. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $50K. In addition, Fordham grads flock to neighboring White Plains, N.Y. as well as Hartford, Conn.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns Fordham students the most money after college (an average $119K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (around $37K on average annually).


Nearly one-tenth of Fordham grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Rams who have experience with Marketing Communications can expect to make 21 percent more than other alumni (about $75K on average). Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Case Management.

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 in three grads, respectively). Most alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of alums have dental insurance. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Fordham University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for Loyola University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Fordham grads. Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College are also similar to Fordham.

Test Scores

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

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