Average Salary for Montclair State University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than Montclair State University, a university based in Montclair, N.J., that is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by ROI. As a public school with an emphasis in engineering, prospective students face a challenging admissions process. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Montclair State grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Montclair State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Accountant
8 salaries
Graphic Designer
6 salaries
Account Manager
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
5 salaries
Account Executive
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358

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About This School

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


State School

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Professionally, the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the retail industry are popular business areas among Montclair State alumni. Among Montclair State grads, the telecommunications industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from Montclair State is $57K.


Montclair State grads who become Marketing Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $120K annually. However, Senior Accountants and Human Resources Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $64K and approximately $63K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of around $38K.


Parsippany is a hot spot for Montclair State alum. With a median salary of $70K, New York represents the highest-paid city popular among Montclair State grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Montclair State alumni is Newark, where earnings average about $48K. Other popular cities for Montclair State alumni include nearby Montclair and Wayne.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will compensate Montclair State grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $94K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to about $40K on average.


Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $72K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Montclair State alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in seven former students report doing so. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair portion of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair portion of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of grads receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that Montclair State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for William Paterson University of New Jersey grads is $61K, making their salaries most similar to those of Montclair State grads. Other schools similar to Montclair State include CUNY City College, CUNY Lehman College, and CUNY Hunter College.

Test Scores

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


60 %
40 %
$34,117 - $77,620
$36,518 - $93,379
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
$35,380 - $98,067
$43,063 - $103,143
$26,208 - $66,129
$29,194 - $89,690
$41,600 - $64,000

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