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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Executive Chef
62 salaries
Sous Chef
29 salaries
Food Service Director
21 salaries
General Manager, Restaurant
17 salaries
Kitchen Manager
13 salaries
Food Service Manager
12 salaries
Pastry Chef
11 salaries
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About This School

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703

Johnson & Wales University (JWU)


Private School

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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.


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.


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.


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


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$34,515 - $59,650
$37,307 - $78,844
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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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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