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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. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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New Jersey City University Details


2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


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State Schools

Graduation Rate:

34 %


9 %

% Stay In State:

70 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

58 %
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Graduates of NJCU work in a variety of industries including the financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the health care industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Those with an education from NJCU earn an average of $53K.


The most lucrative professionals among NJCU alumni are Business Analysts; they earn a median annual salary of $78K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $68K and approximately $52K are Retail Store Managers and Payroll Managers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators — they bring in about $45K.


A large number of students head to New York after college. Trenton is another hot spot for NJCU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $163K). Many former Knights consider Jersey City a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay (around $45K). Nearby Newark and Hoboken also rank high on the list of cities for NJCU grads.

Degree Major

NJCU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $86K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $35K.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 33 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $70K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among NJCU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a seventh of former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. To plan for old age, a fair portion of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of graduates, and most grads sign up for dental plans. 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

Alumni of CUNY Queens College pick up average paychecks of $52K, which is closest to the amount made by NJCU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to NJCU include CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Kean University, and CUNY Hunter College.

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SAT Scores* 760 950
ACT Scores 15 17

Key Stats



58 %

female alumni


42 %

male alumni
$32,681 - $64,065
$41,617 - $94,028

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