Graduates of NYU are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, IT services, and the education industry. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with an education from NYU earn an average of $68K.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $63K per year compared to men, who earn $82K.
The NYU alumni who make the most are VPs of Marketing & Communications; they report a median pay of approximately $123K. Senior Technical Support Analysts and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — around $104K and $95K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Social Workers — they bring in about $45K.
NYU students enjoy their time in New York, and a little over a half of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. NYU grads also flock to Newark, N.J., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $70K). NYU alumni in Portland, Ore. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $50K. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a top pick, as is Boston, Mass.
New York University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Journalism & Mass Communication and earn a median salary of $174K per year. A Master's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $41K.
Project Management is a popular skill among NYU alumni, with roughly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. New York University grads with Strategic Planning abilities can expect to make 76 percent more than their former classmates ($120K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, a large number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of New York University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Compensation averages approximately $67K 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.