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Average Salary for Manhattan College Alumni

Nestled away in Riverdale, N.Y., Manhattan College, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Jaspers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The figures in this rundown were provided by Manhattan alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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
10 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
3 salaries
Rehabilitation Specialist
3 salaries
Maintenance Manager
3 salaries
Design Engineering Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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 %

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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 highly represented industry among alumni is the consulting industry. Manhattan alumni rake in larger-than-average salaries, and they also score high on the SATs. Starting salaries of $80K are the median among Manhattan grads.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $89K per year, but the second group takes home only about $68K.


The most lucrative professionals among Manhattan alumni are Chief Financial Officers; they earn a median annual salary of $200K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $111K and approximately $92K, respectively, are Maintenance Managers and Mechanical Engineers. Salaries are anything but generous for Civil Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $62K.


New York, N.Y. is filled with Manhattan grads. Lodi, Calif. is another hot spot for Manhattan grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $111K). Though Stratford, Conn. takes the cake for lowest pay among Manhattan grads (the median salary is about $59K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, Manhattan grads flock to neighboring White Plains, N.Y. as well as Albany, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) leads to the highest pay for Manhattan grads (approximately $157K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in International Relations are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $45K on average per year.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Manhattan alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, just under one in three former students report doing so. Former Jaspers with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 41 percent more than their former classmates ($113K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the survey participants are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Manhattan College grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Anna Maria College grads is $79K, making their salaries most similar to those of Manhattan grads. Other schools similar to Manhattan include Wagner College, Misericordia University, and Salve Regina University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Manhattan College


34 %
66 %
$42,000 - $92,839
$49,919 - $116,877
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 52 votes.
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