Montclair State University Alumni Average Salary

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. Replies from former Montclair State students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 773

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About This School

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


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The most popular field is the construction industry. Those with an education from Montclair State earn an average of $64K.


Home to a large number of Montclair State alums, Parsippany, N.J. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Florham Park, N.J. is another hot spot for Montclair State grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $90K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Montclair State alumni is Jersey City, N.J., where earnings average $63K. In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Paramus, N.J.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for Montclair State grads ($90K on average per year). Graduates holding a B.A. in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $56K.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Montclair State alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in six former students report doing so. Former Red Hawks with Account Management abilities can expect to make 67 percent more than their former classmates ($107K). Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though a majority of alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. For this school, a large number of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of alumni pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Montclair State University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for William Paterson University of New Jersey grads is around $61K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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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$44,994 - $83,353
$42,000 - $124,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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