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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Montclair State University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
11 salaries
5-9 years
10 salaries
10-19 years
3 salaries
20 years or more
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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About This School

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


State School

63 %

11 %

65 %

41 %


Among Montclair State grads, the construction industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Montclair State is $59K.


Home to a large number of Montclair State alums, Parsippany, N.J. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Montclair State students often head to Paramus, N.J. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $81K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Montclair State grads is Jersey City, N.J. (median compensation is about $63K). Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Elmwood Park, N.J.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for Montclair State grads (around $90K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Psychology — their annual income amounts to $56K on average.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Montclair State alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Account Management commands a pay premium of 81 percent for former Red Hawks. Other top skills include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of graduates report receiving the former, whereas just the larger part of grads report receiving the latter. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most alumni receive health insurance, and a majority of former students get dental coverage. Montclair State University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for William Paterson University of New Jersey alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Montclair State grads. CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College are also similar to Montclair State.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1310 1590
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Key Stats for Montclair State University


55 %
45 %
$42,284 - $81,770
$41,718 - $96,650

Job Satisfaction

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

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