Average Salary for New York University (NYU) Alumni

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 outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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New York University (NYU) Alumni

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Executive Director
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Management Consultant
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,137
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70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091


Private School, Research University

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


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $90K, but the median for the latter is only $61K.


The most lucrative professionals among NYU alumni are Executive Directors; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $99K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $93K and around $90K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Marketing Directors. On the lower end, Account Executives report making $46K.


Many NYU alumni remain in New York after graduation; slightly more than half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Seattle, Wash. is another hot spot for NYU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $93K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with NYU alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $64K. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common pick among NYU grads, along with San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate NYU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $170K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $49K per year.


New York University grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 15 percent more than their former classmates ($81K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among NYU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a sixth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most former students, and a strong majority of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Most respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by New York University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Brandeis University grads report the most similar salaries to NYU alums, earning $70K on average. Columbia University in the City of New York, Yeshiva University, and Princeton University are also similar to NYU.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1890 2190
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats for New York University (NYU)


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