Average Salary for Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

Positioned in the top 15 percent of universities by ROI, Pace University — a private research school in New York, N.Y., with around 8,000 undergraduate students — gives families an outstanding long-term payout. Students of this private university enjoy its big-city campus; New York is home to a melting pot of social activities and entertainment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physician Assistant (PA)
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Corporate Controller
6 salaries
Financial Controller
6 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
5 salaries
Senior Tax Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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About This School

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598

Pace University


Private School, Research University

51 %

10 %

65 %

42 %

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The health care industry, the education industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which Pace grads find work. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. The marketing, advertising, and media management industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Pace grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. True to type, Pace alumni go from receiving above-average SAT scores to landing well-paid positions in the workforce. Pace graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $77K.


In the Pace alumni community, men make a median salary of $85K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $69K.


The biggest paychecks among Pace alumni are earned by Corporate Controllers — these former students make around $95K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Directors ($92K) and Physician Assistants (approximately $91K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Financial Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of $56K.


Pace alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and close to one-half of grads find stable employment in New York. Pace grads also flock to Atlanta, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $107K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Pace alumni is Miami, where earnings average $60K. Nearby White Plains and Stamford also rank high on the list of cities for Pace grads.


Pace alumni can earn the most money (approximately $102K) at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). The school itself is home to some of the lowest pay, with employees earning an average of $41K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Pace alumni are those with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) — they earn close to about $140K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of around $46K.


Many Pace grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with approximately one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. For Pace University grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 55 percent more than other alumni salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of graduates have medical plans, and most respondents have dental insurance. A solid majority of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Pace University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, St John's University grads (who make an average of $68K) earn salaries most similar to Pace alumni. Other schools similar to Pace include The New School, Seton Hall University, and Adelphi University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
940 1140
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for Pace University - New York, NY


49 %
51 %
$40,630 - $95,237
$45,749 - $126,743
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
$44,022 - $113,595
$45,000 - $134,912
$46,369 - $100,000
$71,500 - $157,143
$72,000 - $280,000

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