Average Salary for Manhattan College Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Manhattan College, a Roman Catholic institution based in Riverdale, N.Y. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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
11 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Rehabilitation Specialist
3 salaries
Maintenance Manager
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
United States (change)

About This School

4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4098


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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24 %

70 %

31 %

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Manhattan alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the consulting industry, the engineering services industry, and the financial services industry. The civil engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Manhattan is $78K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $67K per year compared to men, who earn $90K.


In the Manhattan alumni professional community, Chief Financial Officers make the highest median pay (approximately $200K), though Maintenance Managers ($111K), and Mechanical Engineers (around $92K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Project Engineers, making an average of $64K.


Many Manhattan students are New York-bound following college. Lodi is also a common destination for Manhattan grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $111K. Manhattan alumni in Stratford can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $59K. Other popular cities for Manhattan alumni include nearby White Plains and Albany.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of about $140K per year, former Jaspers who have a Bachelor of Science in Biology are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a B.A. in International Relations are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $45K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Manhattan alumni, with around one in four grads reporting using it on the job. Former Jaspers with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 45 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. The greater part of grads participate in a 401(k) program. It is no small feat that the greater part of respondents are given health coverage, and most alums accept dental insurance. Manhattan College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Wagner College pick up average paychecks of approximately $70K, which is closest to the amount made by Manhattan grads among similar schools. Misericordia University, Salve Regina University, and Western New England 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


35 %
65 %
$42,902 - $82,901
$51,496 - $114,516
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
$43,481 - $101,276
$46,309 - $126,153

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