Montclair State University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Montclair State University, a university based in Montclair, N.J.. The school is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Account Executive
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Senior Accountant
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Marketing Director
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Account Manager
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Accounting Manager
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Senior Manager Auditor
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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About This School

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


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Graduates of Montclair State are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and the property and casualty insurance industry. The retail industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Montclair State make an average of about $59K.


Marketing Directors win the contest for best-paid Montclair State alumni, making approximately $135K on average every year, though Human Resources Directors ($104K), and Senior Accountants ($64K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Graphic Designers report making around $35K.


Many Montclair State grads flock to Montclair, N.J. The top-paying city popular with Montclair State alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $77K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Montclair State alumni is Parsippany, N.J., which offers a median salary of $49K. Other common destinations for Montclair State grads include close-by Wayne, N.J. and Fairfield, N.J.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Global Management earns Montclair State students the most money after college (an average $113K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (MKTG) ($36K on average annually).


Many Montclair State grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with around one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. For former Red Hawks, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 24 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

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 in four survey participants, respectively). Health benefits extend to a fair number of alumni, and a majority of grads also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Montclair State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

William Paterson University of New Jersey graduates, who earn $60K on average, make a similar amount to Montclair State grads. CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College are also similar to Montclair State.

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Key Stats for Montclair State University


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$34,626 - $82,971
$38,254 - $94,766
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1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
$38,719 - $118,549
$37,095 - $89,500
$30,000 - $82,000
$50,097 - $65,785
$40,494 - $56,930

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