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Average Salary for Ithaca College Alumni

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., roughly 6,000 students call Ithaca College home for four years. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Ithaca College grads who took 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 None

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Typical Early Career Salary

Ithaca College 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.
Physical Therapist (PT)
9 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Account Executive
4 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Senior Physical Therapist
4 salaries
Video Producer
3 salaries
Managing Editor
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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Ithaca College Details

953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002


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The education industry, the advertising agency industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Ithaca College grads find work. The marketing, advertising, and media management industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Ithaca College is approximately $57K.


The Ithaca College alumni who make the most are Physical Therapists; they report a median pay of around $70K. Senior Financial Analysts and Senior Physical Therapists draw in a fair amount as well — $67K and $66K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Marketing Coordinators — they bring in $42K.


New York is a hub for Ithaca College graduates — a large number call this city home. Ithaca College alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Hartford, which offers median salaries of about $74K. Though median pay is subpar ($39K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Ithaca after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Boston is also a top pick, as is Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Ithaca College students with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing can expect to make the most money ($90K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Journalism tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $39K per year.


Knowledge of Physical Therapy seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 31 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $74K). Ithaca College grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Marketing Communications, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only half of the alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of respondents as well. A fair portion of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Ithaca College alumni receive are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $56K for Roberts Wesleyan College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Ithaca College grads. Alfred University, Nazareth College, and Rochester Institute of Technology are also similar to Ithaca College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1570 1900
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats

53 %
47 %
$35,812 - $68,889
$35,547 - $89,277
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
$36,502 - $68,671
$40,000 - $80,000
$20,203 - $57,750
$40,223 - $83,524

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