Average Salary for New Jersey City University Alumni

Founded in Jersey City, N.J., New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning for around 7,000 students. The figures in this rundown were provided by NJCU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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New Jersey City University Alumni

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About This School

2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


State School

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Professionally, the financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the health care industry are popular business areas among NJCU alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Former NJCU graduates tend to bring in $53K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $63K, but the median for the latter is only $51K.


Retail Store Managers win the contest for best-paid NJCU alumni, typically making $68K every year, though Payroll Managers (about $52K) are not far behind. Salaries are anything but generous for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $45K.


Many NJCU students are New York-bound following college. It is no surprise that Trenton, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $163K), is another of the most popular spots for former NJCU students. New Jersey City University grads are so loyal to Jersey City that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($43K). NJCU alumni express interest in nearby Newark and Hoboken as well.

Degree Major

NJCU students with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to make the most money ($88K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A B.A. in Psychology offers the lowest annual financial reward (about $35K).


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Knights — they earn 33 percent more than their fellow graduates. About one in eight grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Most alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Most graduates receive health insurance, and a fair portion of alumni get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to New Jersey City University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for CUNY Queens College grads is approximately $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of NJCU grads. Other schools similar to NJCU include CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Kean University, and CUNY Hunter College.

Test Scores

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* SAT writing score is not included.
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Key Stats for New Jersey City University


59 %
41 %
$32,438 - $64,054
$41,341 - $95,084
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

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