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

Nestled away in Providence, R.I., Johnson & Wales University, a school, has a student population of roughly 9,000. The figures in this rundown were provided by Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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

787th

Early Career Salary 

$41,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$65,800

% High Meaning 

45.0%

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

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Executive Chef
22 salaries
$63,859  
   
General Manager, Restaurant
9 salaries
$47,063  
Food Service Director
6 salaries
$57,065  
Corporate Chef
6 salaries
$88,561  
Restaurant Manager
6 salaries
$38,974  
General Manager, Hotel
5 salaries
$100,000  
Administrative Assistant
5 salaries
$38,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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

Professionally, the hotel industry, the restaurant industry, and the hotel management industry are popular business areas among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the food service industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the catering services industry, which attracts less than two percent of Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni. Graduates of Johnson & Wales University-Providence earn $49K on average.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $57K, but the median for the latter is only about $47K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni are reportedly earned by Hotel General Managers, whose median earnings come to $95K, followed by Corporate Chefs (approximately $87K) and Executive Chefs ($64K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Restaurant Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $39K.

Locations

A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($93K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni often reside in Warwick, R.I., which is home to the lowest pay at $40K. In addition, grads flock to Boston, Mass. as well as Providence, R.I.

Degree Major

Johnson & Wales University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management and earn a median salary of $78K per year. A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Organizational Leadership is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $35K.

Skills

Johnson & Wales University grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 29 percent more than their former classmates (about $64K). A little less than one-fifth of grads report using Operations Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, People Management, and Budget Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of alums, and more than half of alums also receive dental coverage. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits that Johnson & Wales University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Saint Joseph College grads report the most similar salaries to Johnson & Wales University-Providence alums, earning approximately $51K on average. 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
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$33,958 - $59,299
Salary
$35,164 - $77,947
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
$34,922 - $73,546
$38,206 - $85,459
$30,699 - $68,163
$46,500 - $114,000

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