Average Salary for Montclair State University Alumni

Around 15,000 undergrads attend Montclair State University, a school in Montclair, N.J.. The school sits in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Montclair State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
Account Executive
5 salaries
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
4 salaries
Marketing Director
4 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Budget Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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About This School

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624


State School

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The retail industry, the health care industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Montclair State grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the telecommunications industry. Graduates of Montclair State earn $59K on average.


Montclair State grads who become Marketing Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $135K annually. However, Human Resources Directors and Senior Accountants also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $107K and about $67K, respectively). On the lower end, Graphic Designers report making around $38K.


A large number of students head to Montclair, N.J. after college. Montclair State alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $76K. Home to the lowest median salary for Montclair State alumni is Parsippany, N.J., a popular place for former students despite its $50K average paycheck. Other common destinations for Montclair State grads include close-by Somerset, N.J. and Fairfield, N.J.

Degree Major

Former Red Hawks who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Business Administration and earn a median salary of approximately $90K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Marketing (MKTG) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $36K.


Former Red Hawks who have experience with Financial Reporting can expect to make 26 percent more than other alumni (about $74K on average). Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Montclair State alumni — about a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. A strong majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a fair number of grads, and the larger part of grads also receive dental coverage. Montclair State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

William Paterson University of New Jersey grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to Montclair State alumni in terms of earnings. CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College are also similar to Montclair State.

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Test Scores

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Key Stats for Montclair State University


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42 %
$34,430 - $81,576
$38,612 - $93,712

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
$37,788 - $117,313
$40,000 - $77,092
$41,250 - $64,538
$30,000 - $82,000
$40,858 - $55,955

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