Fordham University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Fordham University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Bronx, N.Y., and it is ranked 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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,247
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the health care services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the legal services industry. A large chunk of former Fordham students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former Fordham graduates bring in $62K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $74K after graduating from Fordham, the average woman earns only $59K.


Tax Managers win the contest for best-paid Fordham alumni, making about $130K on average every year, though Associate Attorneys (approximately $78K), and Senior Accountants ($65K) are not far behind. Salaries are anything but generous for Account Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $47K.


Many Fordham students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. In addition, former Fordham students often head to Denver, Colo. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $124K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for Fordham alumni is White Plains, N.Y., a popular place for former students despite its about $61K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Boston, Mass. and Hartford, Conn.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from Fordham can rake in a whopping average around $151K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $31K per year.


Many former Fordham students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and close to an eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Marketing Communications seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($80K). Project Management, Counseling, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of alums sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, a large number of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of Fordham University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Loyola University graduates, who earn $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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