Average Salary for Ithaca College Alumni

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., roughly 6,000 students call Ithaca College home for four years. The data for this snapshot was collected from Ithaca College graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Ithaca College 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.
Physical Therapist (PT)
8 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Managing Editor
3 salaries
Senior Physical Therapist
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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About This School

953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002



Private School

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Ithaca College alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the financial services industry, and the advertising agency industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Starting salaries of $57K are common among Ithaca College grads.


Ithaca College grads who become Physical Therapists are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $72K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Financial Analysts and Senior Physical Therapists; their salaries approach $67K and $66K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Marketing Coordinators — they bring in about $42K.


Home to a large number of Ithaca College alums, New York is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Ithaca College grads also flock to Philadelphia, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is around $100K). Among popular cities, the lowest pay is found in Ithaca at approximately $43K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Ithaca College grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Other cities of interest include Boston and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Ithaca College students with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing can expect to make the most money (about $90K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Journalism — their annual income amounts to $39K on average.


Ithaca College grads who have experience with Strategic Marketing can expect to make 29 percent more than other alumni ($73K on average). Approximately one in eight Ithaca College grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Marketing Communications, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. Most former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to most alums, and a majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. Ithaca College grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Roberts Wesleyan College grads is approximately $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of Ithaca College grads. Alfred University, Nazareth College, and Rochester Institute of Technology are also similar to Ithaca College.

Key Stats for Ithaca College


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47 %
$36,510 - $67,989
$35,650 - $89,314
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
$41,437 - $55,446
$36,824 - $67,077
$39,732 - $74,581
$25,209 - $64,709
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