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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.

Overall College ROI Rank

198
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

86
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

52
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$50,000
New York University (NYU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Executive Director
25 salaries
$97,211  
   
Social Worker
24 salaries
$46,837  
Software Engineer
23 salaries
$84,964  
Executive Assistant
22 salaries
$62,354  
Marketing Manager
18 salaries
$65,000  
Marketing Director
17 salaries
$88,437  
Management Consultant
13 salaries
$97,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,842
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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091

22,498

Private Schools, Research Universities

85 %

5 %

64 %

21 %


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Industry

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.

Gender

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

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Employers

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).

Skills

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 2180
ACT Scores 28 31

Key Stats for New York University (NYU)

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$38,117 - $84,752
Salary
$46,692 - $126,136
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

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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