Average Salary for Montclair State University Alumni

Attending Montclair State University, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Montclair, N.J., and it is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Montclair State grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Montclair State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
Graphic Designer
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
5 salaries
Account Executive
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Marketing Director
4 salaries
Account Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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About This School

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


State School

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Graduates of Montclair State are found working in a number of different fields including the retail industry, the health care industry, and IT services. The most popular field is the telecommunications industry. Starting salaries of $59K are the median among Montclair State grads.


The most generous salaries among Montclair State alumni are reportedly earned by Marketing Directors, whose median earnings come to $135K, followed by Human Resources Directors (about $107K) and Senior Accountants (approximately $67K). Graphic Designers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $38K in this job.


A large number of students head to Parsippany, N.J. after college. The top-paying city popular with Montclair State alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $76K. Home to the lowest median salary for Montclair State alumni is Somerset, N.J., a popular place for former students despite its $51K average paycheck. Close-by Montclair, N.J. and Newark, N.J. are also desirable cities among Montclair State alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Montclair State grads with a B.A. in Business Administration (average earnings climb to about $90K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (MKTG) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $36K.


Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 36 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $80K). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Montclair State alumni, with approximately one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. A fair number of alums have medical plans, and a majority of alumni have dental insurance. A fair number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) 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

Among alumni of similar schools, William Paterson University of New Jersey grads (who make an average of $61K) earn salaries most similar to Montclair State alumni. Other schools similar to Montclair State include CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College.

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Key Stats for Montclair State University


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$34,636 - $82,512
$38,951 - $94,123
Less than 1 year
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
$38,377 - $115,941
$42,487 - $101,546
$41,600 - $64,000
$30,000 - $82,000
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