New York University (NYU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 23,000 undergrads attend New York University, a school in New York, N.Y.. The school sits in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. The data for this snapshot was collected from NYU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

207th

20 Year Net ROI 

$434,000

Annual ROI 

5.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$250,000

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College Salary Report

71st

Early Career Salary 

$51,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$99,000

% High Meaning 

51 %

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New York University (NYU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Marketing Manager
59 salaries
$70,956  
   
Software Engineer
55 salaries
$93,485  
Executive Director
42 salaries
$135,595  
Social Worker
31 salaries
$45,534  
Executive Assistant
30 salaries
$55,622  
Director of Operations
29 salaries
$106,139  
Operations Manager
28 salaries
$67,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,236
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About This School

70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091

22,615

Private School, Research University

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Industry

NYU alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and IT services, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of NYU alumni wind up in the education industry. The average salary for a grad from NYU is about $70K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $90K per year compared to females' $61K.

Jobs

Dentists win the contest for best-paid NYU alumni, making $165K on average every year, though Executive Directors (around $110K), and Software Engineers ($92K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Social Workers; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $46K.

Locations

NYU alumni like New York so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with just over a half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. In addition, former NYU students often head to Stamford, Conn. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $120K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by NYU alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $64K. Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for NYU grads with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Dentistry (average earnings climb to $170K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication — their annual income amounts to about $49K on average.

Skills

NYU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 13 percent for New York University grads. In addition, those who are savvy in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alumni as well. Most former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. New York University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Brandeis University grads is approximately $68K, making their salaries most similar to those of NYU grads. Other schools similar to NYU include Columbia University in the City of New York, Yeshiva University, and Princeton University.

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Key Stats for New York University (NYU)

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Salary
$38,552 - $88,253
Salary
$44,958 - $122,652
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

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