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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. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Fordham University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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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
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Licensed Social Worker
4 salaries
Tax Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345

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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 marketing, advertising, and media management industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with an education from Fordham earn an average of $61K.


Tax Managers win the contest for best-paid Fordham alumni, making $106K on average every year, though Account Executives ($64K), and Executive Assistants ($61K) are not far behind. Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $49K.


New York, N.Y. is filled with Fordham grads. It is no surprise that Yonkers, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $78K), is another of the most popular spots for former Fordham students. Philadelphia, Pa. 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 around $50K. Other common destinations for Fordham grads include close-by White Plains, N.Y. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from Fordham can rake in a whopping average $119K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $37K).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Fordham alumni, with roughly a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Rams who have experience with Marketing Communications can expect to make 22 percent more than other alumni (about $75K on average). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Case Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of former students, and a large number of grads report health coverage. 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

Among alumni of similar schools, Loyola University grads (who make an average of $61K) earn salaries most similar to Fordham alumni. 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

Key Stats for Fordham University


60 %
40 %
$38,333 - $76,398
$43,350 - $94,170
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 84 votes.
$38,899 - $90,692
$44,621 - $62,630
$46,166 - $76,302
$60,000 - $113,000
$38,500 - $103,000
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