Average Salary for New Jersey City University Alumni

Nestled away in Jersey City, N.J., New Jersey City University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. This report is based on the responses of NJCU graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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New Jersey City University Alumni

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About This School

2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


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NJCU alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the school district industry, and the early childhood education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Following graduation, NJCU students earn an average of about $53K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $51K where the average male graduate hauls home $63K.


More often than not, NJCU grads continue living in Jersey City, N.J. (a little less than one-fifth of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($42K). On the flipside, NJCU grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Lakewood, N.J. where median pay is approximately $73K. In addition, NJCU grads flock to neighboring Newark, N.J. as well as Paramus, N.J.

Degree Major

NJCU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $92K per year. A B.A. in Art History commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $38K.


For former Knights, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 51 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many NJCU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with about one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Customer Service, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than two-fifths of alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in four survey participants have the luxury of paid sick time. A fair number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). A fair number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of former students receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to New Jersey City University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, CUNY Queens College grads (who make an average of around $52K) earn salaries most similar to NJCU alumni. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Kean University, and CUNY Hunter College are also similar to NJCU.

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Key Stats for New Jersey City University


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$31,340 - $63,606
$40,425 - $91,806

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based on 16 votes.

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