Average Salary for New Jersey City University Alumni

New Jersey City University, a school in Jersey City, N.J., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. This outline is based on answers to 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

New Jersey City University Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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About This School

2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


State School

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Graduates of NJCU go into public K-12 education, the health care industry, and the financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average salary for a grad from NJCU is around $54K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to $70K for male graduates.


Payroll Managers win the contest for best-paid NJCU alumni, making about $73K on average every year.


Though Jersey City, N.J. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $43K), about a sixth of NJCU students continue living here after college. For those seeking more money, Trenton, N.J. is a popular destination for former NJCU students; median pay is approximately $163K. Other popular cities for NJCU alumni include nearby Newark, N.J. and Paramus, N.J.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Finance earns NJCU students the most money after college (an average $86K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Art History (about $38K on average annually).


Former Knights with Project Management abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates (around $70K). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among NJCU alumni, with nearly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of alumni as well. A fair number of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. New Jersey City University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

CUNY Hunter College grads report the most similar salaries to NJCU alums, earning $55K on average. Other schools similar to NJCU include CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Kean University, and CUNY Brooklyn College.

Test Scores

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Key Stats for New Jersey City University


63 %
37 %
$30,728 - $65,002
$41,146 - $95,414
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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