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Average Salary for New York University (NYU) Alumni

New York University, a private research institution planted in New York, N.Y., with around 22,000 undergraduates, provides an excellent blend of education and price, strongly ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by ROI. Home to a wide range of restaurants and activities, New York University (NYU) students have plenty of fun distractions in the city of New York. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,101
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70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


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Private Schools, Research Universities

Graduation Rate:

85 %


5 %

% Stay In State:

64 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

21 %
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Graduates of NYU work in a variety of industries including the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Former NYU graduates tend to bring in approximately $70K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $60K whereas the men's median is about $90K.


The most generous salaries among NYU alumni are reportedly earned by Executive Directors, whose earnings come to around $98K, followed by Marketing Directors ($89K) and Software Engineers ($85K). Social Workers pick up $48K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Graduates of NYU take pride in the city of New York, and slightly more than half of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. The top-paying city popular with NYU alumni is Seattle, which offers median salaries of approximately $91K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by NYU alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average about $65K. In addition, grads flock to Los Angeles as well as San Francisco.


Former NYU students head to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) for above-average paychecks of around $135K. Aol, LLC hands out the smallest paychecks, where median earnings come out to $50K.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns NYU students the most money after college ($160K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Journalism — their annual income amounts to $47K on average.


New York University grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 19 percent more than their former classmates ($83K). Project Management is a popular skill among NYU alumni, with nearly one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-third of alumni get vacation time. The greater part of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most respondents receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of survey participants contribute to a 401(k). 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

Compensation averages approximately $74K for Brown University alumni, making their earnings most comparable 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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SAT Scores 1890 2180
ACT Scores 28 31

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