Pace alumni can most commonly be found in IT services, the health care industry, and the retail industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The investment banking industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Pace grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Consistent with the high SAT scores reported by Pace alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. Those with an education from Pace earn an average of approximately $80K.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $64K whereas the men's median is around $90K.
In the Pace alumni professional community, Certified Scrummasters make the highest median pay (about $132K), though Senior Business Continuity Associates ($103K), and Corporate Controllers ($85K) are close competitors. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Administrative Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $49K.
Despite handing out the worst average salary (around $70K), New York, N.Y. holds on to its Pace student population, and a little more than half of grads continue to reside in the city. For those seeking more money, White Plains, N.Y. is a popular destination for former Pace students; median pay is $130K. Other cities of interest include Nashville, Tenn. and Jersey City, N.J.
A Bachelor's Degree, Finance will compensate Pace grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $149K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $47K per year.
Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $104K). Pace grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards 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 five survey participants, respectively). A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. For this school, most graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Pace University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.
St John's University graduates, who earn approximately $68K on average, make a similar amount to Pace grads. New School, Seton Hall University, and Adelphi University are also similar to Pace.