Average Salary for Hamilton College - Clinton, NY Alumni

Ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment, Hamilton College is a university based in Clinton, N.Y., and it's home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. This summary is derived from information given by Hamilton College grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Hamilton College - Clinton, NY Alumni

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About This School

198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, NY 13323

Hamilton College, New York



Private School, Liberal Arts

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Among Hamilton College grads, the consulting industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from Hamilton College is around $67K.


In the Hamilton College alumni professional community, Marketing Managers make the highest median pay (approximately $75K), though Business Analysts ($68K) are a close competitor. Project Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $39K.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. Portland, Ore. is also a common destination for Hamilton College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $140K. On the far end of the pay scale, Hamilton College alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at $40K. Boston, Mass. and Seattle, Wash. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Creative Writing will compensate Hamilton College grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $110K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning about $38K.


Many Hamilton College grads have knowledge of Data Analysis, with close to one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 16 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($78K). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. A large number of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most survey participants have medical plans, and more than half of respondents have dental insurance. Hamilton College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Colgate University pick up average paychecks of $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Hamilton College grads among similar schools. Hartwick College, Wells College, and the Union College are also similar to Hamilton College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1950 2200
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Hamilton College - Clinton, NY


33 %
67 %
$37,191 - $77,485
$38,117 - $95,317
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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