Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Providence, RI Alumni Average Salary

Johnson & Wales University is a university based in Providence, R.I. that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. Replies from former Johnson & Wales University-Providence students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

974th

20 Year Net ROI 

$125,400

Annual ROI 

3.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$157,700

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College Salary Report

357th

Early Career Salary 

$33,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$49,600

% High Meaning 

45 %

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Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Providence, RI Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Executive Chef
9 salaries
$67,000  
   
Restaurant Manager
7 salaries
$38,527  
Food Service Director
5 salaries
$55,945  
Director of Operations
4 salaries
$87,500  
General Manager, Restaurant
3 salaries
$50,200  
Event Coordinator
3 salaries
$40,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Feb 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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About This School

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703

Johnson & Wales University (JWU)

9,401

Private School

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Industry

Professionally, the hotel industry, the restaurant industry, and the travel and hospitality services industry are popular business areas among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni. The majority of Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni wind up in the food service industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the fine dining restaurant industry, which attracts less than five percent of Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $50K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni are earned by Directors of Operations — these former students make a median salary of $88K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Managers ($70K) and Executive Chefs (about $66K). Sliding in near the bottom are Restaurant Managers, who report earnings of $39K.

Locations

Many Johnson & Wales University-Providence students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. It is no surprise that Dallas, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Johnson & Wales University-Providence students. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni is Warwick, R.I., which offers a median salary of around $41K. Boston, Mass. and Providence, R.I. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) leads to the highest pay for Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads ($83K on average per year). A Bachelor of Science in Event Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $39K.

Skills

Operations Management is a popular skill among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Johnson & Wales University grads who have experience with Organizational Development can expect to make 33 percent more than other alumni (about $66K on average). Experience with People Management, Customer Service, and Budget Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Dental insurance applies to more than half of alums, and a fair number of grads report health coverage. To plan for old age, a strong majority of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Johnson & Wales University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Saint Joseph College grads is around $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads. Providence College, Simmons College, and Springfield College are also similar to Johnson & Wales University-Providence.

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Key Stats for Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Providence, RI

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$34,515 - $59,650
Salary
$37,307 - $78,844
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
$39,866 - $95,833
$38,809 - $88,437
$42,500 - $78,987

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