Average Salary for Manhattan College Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Manhattan College, a Roman Catholic institution based in Riverdale, N.Y. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Jaspers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This report is based on the answers of Manhattan graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Manhattan College Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Maintenance Manager
3 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
3 salaries
Rehabilitation Specialist
3 salaries
Program Officer, Foundation
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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About This School

4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4098


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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24 %

70 %

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Manhattan alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the civil engineering services industry, the engineering services industry, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the consulting industry. Manhattan graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. The average salary for a grad from Manhattan is approximately $79K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $67K whereas the men's median is $90K.


Manhattan grads who become Chief Financial Officers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average around $200K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Maintenance Managers and Mechanical Engineers; their salaries approach $111K and $92K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Foundation Program Officers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $45K.


Many Manhattan grads flock to New York, N.Y. The top-paying city popular with Manhattan alumni is Albany, N.Y., which offers a median salary of about $111K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Manhattan alumni is Stratford, Conn., where earnings average $59K. Nearby White Plains, N.Y. is also a top pick for Manhattan grads, as is Lodi, Calif.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) from Manhattan can rake in a whopping average around $157K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in International Relations offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($45K).


Project Management is a common skill among Manhattan alumni — slightly less than a third of grads mention using it at work. Former Jaspers who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 43 percent more than other alumni (approximately $113K on average). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though slightly more than half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. A large number of alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Most graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Manhattan College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Anna Maria College grads is $78K, making their salaries most similar to those of Manhattan grads. Wagner College, Misericordia University, and Salve Regina University are also similar to Manhattan.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1450 1770
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for Manhattan College


34 %
66 %
$41,426 - $91,455
$49,681 - $119,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
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