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Average Salary for Montclair State University Alumni

Attending Montclair State University, a university based in Montclair, N.J., can pay off for students in the long run, with a ranking in the top 28 percent of universities by ROI. A public university, Montclair State University specializes in the rather competitive field of engineering, creating a selective admissions process. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by Montclair State graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
373
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
141
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
119
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$42,600
Montclair State University Alumni
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Senior Accountant
9 salaries
$64,229  
   
Paralegal
9 salaries
$47,932  
Human Resources (HR) Director
6 salaries
$109,243  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
$63,378  
Executive Assistant
6 salaries
$57,200  
Account Manager
6 salaries
$45,716  
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
$56,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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Montclair State University Details

Address:

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

Students Enrolled:

14,432

Categories:

State Schools

Graduation Rate:

63 %

% STEM:

11 %

% Stay In State:

66 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

37 %
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Industry

Montclair State alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the retail industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the telecommunications industry. Following graduation, Montclair State students earn an average of $57K.

Jobs

Among Montclair State graduates, the biggest earners are Human Resources Directors, who haul in approximately $109K on average. Next on the list are Senior Accountants and Human Resources Managers, bringing in about $64K and $63K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $38K.

Locations

Parsippany is filled with Montclair State grads. New York is another hot spot for Montclair State grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $71K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Montclair State alumni is Newark, where earnings average $48K. Nearby Fairfield and Montclair also rank high on the list of cities for Montclair State grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Montclair State alumni are those with a B.A. in Accounting — they earn close to $102K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate's Degree (around $40K annually).

Skills

For former Red Hawks, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 24 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many Montclair State grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Most alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that most alumni are given health coverage, and a majority of graduates accept dental insurance. Montclair State University alumni are also on the receiving end of 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 $60K, making them the most similar to Montclair State alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Montclair State include CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

60 %

female alumni

Male

40 %

male alumni
Salary
$33,929 - $78,059
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$36,769 - $93,232

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
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based on 164 votes.

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