New York University (NYU) Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at New York University, a university based in New York, N.Y.. The school is ranked 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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Marketing Manager
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Social Worker
11 salaries
Executive Director
10 salaries
Executive Assistant
10 salaries
Software Engineer
9 salaries
Office Manager
8 salaries
Marketing Director
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 829
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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


Private School, Research University

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Graduates of NYU are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care industry. The most popular field is the education industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of NYU is $70K.


Male graduates of NYU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $89K versus approximately $61K for women.


NYU grads who become Executive Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making about $98K on average yearly. Also notably well-paid are Marketing Directors and Software Engineers; their salaries approach around $91K. On the lower end, Account Executives report making $46K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many NYU alumni (over one-half of) end up finding permanent jobs in New York. NYU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, Mass., which offers a median salary of $93K. On the far end of the pay scale, NYU alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $63K. Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

NYU grads who hold a medical degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $165K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Journalism fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $50K.


NYU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and around a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 21 percent for New York University grads. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. Most alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, a large number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of grads pick up dental plans, too. New York University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $71K for Brandeis University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to NYU grads. Columbia University in the City of New York, Yeshiva University, and Princeton University are also similar to NYU.

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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 %
$38,807 - $85,810
$46,054 - $124,864
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
$40,530 - $98,679
$40,000 - $115,000
$40,326 - $102,409
$55,349 - $110,374

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