Montclair State University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment, Montclair State University is a university based in Montclair, N.J., and it's home to around 15,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from Montclair State alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 682

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About This School

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


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The most popular professional field seems to be the construction industry. Graduates of Montclair State earn $63K on average.


The most popular destination for former Montclair State students is Parsippany, N.J. It is no surprise that Florham Park, N.J., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $90K), is another of the most popular spots for former Montclair State students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Montclair State alumni is Jersey City, N.J., where earnings average $63K. In addition, Montclair State grads flock to neighboring Paramus, N.J. as well as New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Montclair State alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to $90K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $56K per year.


Former Red Hawks with Account Management experience garner salaries that are 71 percent more than other grads' salaries. A little less than one-fifth of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, a little less than one-third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just the larger part of former students report receiving the latter. It is no small feat that most grads are given health coverage, and the larger part of former students accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most graduates contribute to a 401(k). Alumni of Montclair State University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

William Paterson University of New Jersey graduates, who earn around $61K 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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$39,964 - $81,770
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