Average Salary for New York University (NYU) Alumni

When it comes to ROI, New York University, a private research school located in New York, N.Y., with around 22,000 students, ranks in the top 15 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. Situated in the heart of New York, New York University (NYU) offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Executive Director
22 salaries
Social Worker
21 salaries
Software Engineer
20 salaries
Executive Assistant
20 salaries
Marketing Manager
16 salaries
Marketing Director
15 salaries
Management Consultant
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,603
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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


Private School, Research University

83 %

5 %

65 %

20 %

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Graduates of NYU go into the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Following graduation, NYU students earn an average of $70K.


Male graduates of NYU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $90K versus $60K for women.


Executive Directors win the contest for best-paid NYU alumni, typically making $97K every year, though Marketing Directors (approximately $88K), and Software Engineers (about $87K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Social Workers, making an average of around $48K.


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. In addition, former NYU students often head to Seattle after graduating, where typical salaries come to $92K in this top-paying city. On the other end, NYU grads flock to Washington, DC, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of about $65K. Other common destinations include Los Angeles and San Francisco.


The highest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where some NYU grads go to work for pay averaging $135K. Salaries are decidedly lower at Aol, LLC, though, where employees earn around $50K on average.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $153K per year, New York University grads who have a medical degree are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Journalism offers the lowest annual financial reward ($46K).


One in seven grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. New York University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 19 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

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 survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the greater part of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and most grads report dental coverage, 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 approximately $71K for Yeshiva University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to NYU grads. Other schools similar to NYU include Columbia University in the City of New York, Princeton University, and Yale University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for New York University (NYU)


59 %
41 %
$38,117 - $84,752
$46,692 - $126,136
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 494 votes.
$44,698 - $82,231
$57,588 - $165,646
$48,000 - $108,000
$77,739 - $118,014
$68,047 - $129,714
$40,351 - $100,603
$40,796 - $114,746
$40,384 - $108,090
$44,651 - $111,977

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