New York University (NYU) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment, New York University is a university based in New York, N.Y., and it's home to around 23,000 undergraduates. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Software Engineer
65 salaries
Marketing Manager
58 salaries
Data Analyst
35 salaries
Executive Assistant
34 salaries
Executive Director
34 salaries
Director of Operations
33 salaries
Marketing Director
32 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,206

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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


Private School, Research University

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Clinical care, IT services, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which NYU grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. Former NYU graduates bring in around $67K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $61K where the average male graduate hauls home $78K.


The NYU alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $135K. Executive Directors and Information Technology Managers draw in a fair amount as well — about $128K and $92K, respectively. Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $45K.


Many NYU alumni seem to stick around New York after wrapping up their studies; slightly more than half of grads remain to find permanent work. NYU grads also flock to Newark, N.J., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $70K). On the far end of the pay scale, NYU alumni often reside in Portland, Ore., which is home to the lowest pay at $50K. Other common destinations include Los Angeles, Calif. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

New York University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and earn a median salary of around $150K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Master's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $41K.


Approximately one-eighth of NYU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Knowledge of Strategic Planning seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 49 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $100K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although just under half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, only two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick time. Health benefits extend to most former students, and the larger part of graduates also receive dental coverage. A large number of alumni save for retirement through a 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

Median pay for Brandeis University grads is $67K, making their salaries most similar to those of NYU grads. Columbia University in the City of New York, Yeshiva University, and Princeton University are also similar to NYU.

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Key Stats for New York University (NYU)


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$38,450 - $77,338
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