Ithaca College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Ithaca, N.Y., Ithaca College, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Physical Therapist (PT)
10 salaries
Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
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Managing Editor
7 salaries
Account Manager
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
6 salaries
Sales Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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About This School

953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002


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The marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the health care industry, and the health care services industry are just a few of the areas in which Ithaca College grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Former Ithaca College graduates bring in around $60K on average.


In the Ithaca College alumni professional community, Business Intelligence Directors make the highest median pay (approximately $132K), though Physical Therapists ($68K), and Managing Editors ($65K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Software Developers — they bring in $64K.


Home to a large number of Ithaca College alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former Ithaca College students living and working in Los Angeles, Calif. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $85K. Ithaca College alumni often stay in Ithaca following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities ($49K). Ithaca College alumni express interest in nearby Rochester, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. as well.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $143K per year, Ithaca College grads who have a Bachelor of Science in Communication are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Music in Music Performance commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $33K.


Competency in Marketing Communications translates into above-average pay for Ithaca College grads — they earn 174 percent more than their fellow graduates. Nearly one in seven Ithaca College grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Physical Therapy, and Event Planning also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of survey participants, and a fair number of respondents report health coverage. A strong majority of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Ithaca College grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Wilkes University grads (who make an average of around $61K) earn salaries most similar to Ithaca College alumni. Other schools similar to Ithaca College include Alfred University, Nazareth College, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Key Stats for Ithaca College


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52 %
$34,157 - $69,411
$35,047 - $96,111
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 11 votes.
$30,639 - $98,264
$55,000 - $112,500
$36,628 - $68,942

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