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

Founded in Providence, R.I., Johnson & Wales University is an institution of higher learning for around 10,000 students. Situated in the heart of Providence, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Providence, RI offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. Replies from former Johnson & Wales University-Providence students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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


8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703


Also Known As:

Johnson & Wales University (JWU)

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Private Schools

Graduation Rate:

53 %


6 %

% Stay In State:

28 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

34 %
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The food service industry, the restaurant industry, and the hotel management industry are just a few of the areas in which Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the hotel industry. Former Johnson & Wales University-Providence students do not typically enter the food and facilities management services industry industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Former Johnson & Wales University-Providence graduates tend to bring in $48K.


The biggest paychecks among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni are earned by Hotel General Managers — these former students make $90K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Corporate Chefs ($87K) and Executive Chefs (approximately $62K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Sous Chefs, making an average of $39K.


Though Providence offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at around $44K), less than ten percent of Johnson & Wales University-Providence students continue living here after college. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Philadelphia, a top-paying city for Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of about $97K). New York and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Johnson & Wales University-Providence grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $80K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Culinary Arts — their annual income amounts to approximately $34K on average.


Knowing Operations Management can pay off big time for Johnson & Wales University grads, who can expect a 26 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Operations Management is a popular skill among Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni, with approximately one in five workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Customer Service, People Management, and Budget Management also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair portion of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a fair portion of survey participants, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Graduates of Johnson & Wales University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Saint Joseph College grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to Johnson & Wales University-Providence alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Johnson & Wales University-Providence include Providence College, Simmons College, and Springfield College.

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