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Average Salary for Manhattan College Alumni

Manhattan College is a Roman Catholic university based in Riverdale, N.Y. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. 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 snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Civil Engineer
12 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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Manhattan College Details


4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4098

Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

75 %


24 %

% Stay In State:

67 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

26 %
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Manhattan alumni can most commonly be found in the engineering services industry, the consulting industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Manhattan grads, the civil engineering services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Typical pay for those who graduated from Manhattan amounts to $77K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $66K per year compared to men, who earn $89K.


Former Manhattan students with an interest in making money consider becoming Chief Financial Officers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to about $200K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Electrical Engineers ($100K) and Mechanical Engineers (around $83K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Civil Engineers, making an average of approximately $63K.


The most popular destination for former Manhattan students is New York. It is also not uncommon to find former Manhattan students living and working in Lodi — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $111K. Home to the lowest median salary for Manhattan alumni is Stratford, a popular place for former students despite its $59K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among Manhattan alumni include nearby White Plains and Stamford.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan can rake in a whopping approximately $140K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.


Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 45 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($112K). Many former Manhattan students are familiar with Project Management, and about one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although approximately half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of alumni, and a fair portion of survey participants sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, a solid majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Manhattan College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Anna Maria College grads (who make an average of around $79K) earn salaries most similar to Manhattan alumni. Wagner College, Misericordia University, and Salve Regina University are also similar to Manhattan.

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Key Stats



35 %

female alumni


65 %

male alumni
$41,106 - $79,425
$50,628 - $114,142

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

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