Average Salary for Ithaca College Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Ithaca College, a institution based in Ithaca, N.Y. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Ithaca College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physical Therapist (PT)
8 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Managing Editor
3 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Account Coordinator
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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About This School

953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002



Private School

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Professionally, the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care services industry are popular business areas among Ithaca College alumni. The most popular field is the education industry. Starting salaries of $58K are the median among Ithaca College grads.


Ithaca College grads who become Rehabilitation Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $75K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Physical Therapists and Directors of Non-Profit Development; their salaries approach approximately $70K and $69K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Software Developers who make an average of about $54K.


New York, N.Y. is a hot spot for Ithaca College alum. In addition, former Ithaca College students often head to Hartford, Conn. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $124K in this top-paying city. Though median pay is subpar ($49K) 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, Mass. and Washington, DC are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Ithaca College students with a Bachelor of Science in Communication can expect to make the most money ($93K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Business Administration — their annual income amounts to $39K on average.


Project Management is a common skill among Ithaca College alumni — around one in eight grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Strategic Marketing seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 51 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($88K). Proficiency in Marketing Communications, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A fair number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of respondents report dental coverage, too. Other benefits awarded to Ithaca College alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Wilkes University pick up average paychecks of approximately $57K, which is closest to the amount made by Ithaca College grads among similar schools. Alfred University, Nazareth College, and the Rochester Institute of Technology are also similar to Ithaca College.

Key Stats for Ithaca College


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$36,888 - $67,766
$32,824 - $83,994
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
$36,578 - $70,031
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$26,356 - $67,273
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