New Jersey City University Alumni Average Salary

New Jersey City University is a university based in Jersey City, N.J. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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About This School

2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


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Graduates of NJCU work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the school district industry. NJCU graduates see an average starting salary of about $55K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $52K on average compared to $79K for male graduates.


In the NJCU alumni professional community, Payroll Managers make the highest median pay (around $73K), though Managing Editors ($68K), and Admissions Representatives ($59K) are close competitors. Clinical Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $43K in this job.


Many NJCU grads end up living in Jersey City, N.J., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. The top-paying city popular with NJCU alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of approximately $82K. On the other end, NJCU grads flock to Atlanta, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $43K. Nearby Newark, N.J. and Secaucus, N.J. also rank high on the list of cities for NJCU grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid NJCU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance — they earn close to around $93K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $45K on average per year.


Many former NJCU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and slightly less than one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Knights with Strategic Marketing experience garner salaries that are 48 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Data Entry, ADP Payroll System, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. For this school, a fair number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. A fair number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Graduates of New Jersey City University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and stock options.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $55K for Kean University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to NJCU grads. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, CUNY Hunter College, and CUNY Brooklyn College are also similar to NJCU.

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Key Stats for New Jersey City University


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$36,438 - $61,811
$50,147 - $93,178
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