Average Salary for Fordham University Alumni

Fordham University, a private research university based in Bronx, N.Y., that is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. 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 well above average. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Social Worker
11 salaries
Account Executive
5 salaries
Account Manager
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
4 salaries
Tax Manager
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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About This School

441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

81 %

6 %

71 %

20 %

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Professionally, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the health care industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Fordham alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. Those with a degree from Fordham tend to make $61K.


The Fordham alumni who make the most are Tax Managers; they report a median pay of $96K. Executive Assistants and Account Executives draw in a fair amount as well — around $64K. On the lower end, Social Workers report making approximately $49K.


New York is filled with Fordham grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Fordham students living and working in Yonkers — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $78K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Fordham alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $49K. Hartford is also a top pick, as is White Plains.

Degree Major

Fordham grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning about $102K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $37K.


Former Rams with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 22 percent more than other grads' salaries. Fordham grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Counseling are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. The greater part of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to most alums as well. Additional benefits handed to Fordham University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Loyola University grads bring in salaries of around $62K, making them the most similar to Fordham alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Fordham include Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Fordham University


58 %
42 %
$37,489 - $74,717
$40,867 - $91,777
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
$38,611 - $88,551
$45,000 - $63,482
$49,579 - $76,000
$46,982 - $75,000

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