Average Salary for New York University (NYU) Alumni

New York University is a school located in New York, N.Y. with around 23,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. The data in this summary come from NYU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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New York University (NYU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Marketing Manager
16 salaries
Executive Assistant
15 salaries
Social Worker
15 salaries
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Executive Director
14 salaries
Marketing Director
14 salaries
Account Executive
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


Private School, Research University

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Former NYU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Those with an education from NYU earn an average of about $70K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $61K on average compared to $89K for male graduates.


Among NYU graduates, the biggest earners are Executive Directors, who haul in $98K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Marketing Directors, bringing in $93K and approximately $91K, respectively. Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $46K.


NYU alumni seem to appreciate living in New York, and slightly more than half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. In addition, former NYU students often head to Seattle, Wash. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $93K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among NYU grads is Washington, DC (median compensation is $66K). Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

NYU students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money (about $170K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A B.A. in Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $48K.


Operations Management commands a pay premium of 17 percent for New York University grads. Proficiency in Project Management is common among NYU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in six former students report doing so. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

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 graduates have medical plans, and a fair number of alumni have dental insurance. To plan for old age, most alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. New York University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Brandeis University graduates, who earn approximately $71K on average, make a similar amount to NYU grads. Other schools similar to NYU include Columbia University in the City of New York, Yeshiva University, and Princeton University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1890 2190
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats for New York University (NYU)


59 %
41 %
$39,093 - $85,581
$46,113 - $126,150
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 257 votes.
$40,643 - $99,059
$40,425 - $113,019
$40,079 - $100,558
$55,349 - $110,374

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