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

Johnson & Wales University is a university based in Providence, R.I. that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

974
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

299
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

41
out of 75

Typical Early Career Salary

$40,400
Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Providence, RI Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Executive Chef
27 salaries
$62,078  
   
General Manager, Restaurant
11 salaries
$50,200  
Food Service Director
10 salaries
$53,455  
Sous Chef
8 salaries
$39,265  
Restaurant Manager
8 salaries
$39,153  
Corporate Chef
7 salaries
$87,269  
General Manager, Hotel
7 salaries
$91,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362

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About This School

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703

Johnson & Wales University (JWU)

9,401

Private School

58 %

6 %

16 %

39 %


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Industry

Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the food service industry, the restaurant industry, and the hotel management industry. The most popular field is the hotel industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the fine dining restaurant industry, which attracts less than two percent of Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni. Starting salaries of $49K are the median among Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads.

Jobs

Hotel General Managers win the contest for best-paid Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni, making $92K on average every year, though Corporate Chefs ($87K), and Executive Chefs (approximately $62K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Sous Chefs report making around $39K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Boston, Mass. after college. In addition, former Johnson & Wales University-Providence students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $93K in this top-paying city. Johnson & Wales University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Providence despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (about $49K). Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $78K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Culinary Arts offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($36K).

Skills

Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads are usually competent in Operations Management, and nearly one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For Johnson & Wales University grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 26 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in People Management, Customer Service, and Budget Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A fair number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). A fair number of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. Johnson & Wales University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Alumni of Saint Joseph College pick up average paychecks of $51K, which is closest to the amount made by Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Johnson & Wales University-Providence include Providence College, Simmons College, and Springfield College.

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$34,450 - $58,870
Salary
$34,288 - $76,623
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
$35,000 - $72,496
$38,500 - $85,459
$31,715 - $68,166
$46,500 - $114,000
$45,500 - $81,500

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