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Average Salary for Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

Pace University is a school located in New York, N.Y. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

181
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

69
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

79
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$51,500
Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Physician Assistant (PA)
7 salaries
$89,320  
   
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
$56,000  
Registered Nurse (RN)
5 salaries
$63,871  
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
$60,000  
Senior Financial Analyst
5 salaries
$76,457  
Corporate Controller
5 salaries
$84,964  
Accountant
4 salaries
$53,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439

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About This School

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598

Pace University

8,289

Private School, Research University

51 %

10 %

65 %

42 %


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Industry

The health care industry, the education industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which Pace grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. It is quite common for Pace grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Median pay for those who graduated from Pace amounts to $79K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $86K after graduating from Pace, the average woman earns only $71K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Pace alumni are reportedly earned by Physician Assistants, whose median earnings come to about $89K, followed by Corporate Controllers (around $85K) and Senior Financial Analysts ($76K). Salaries are anything but generous for Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $54K.

Locations

Many Pace alumni seem to stick around New York after wrapping up their studies; about one-half of grads remain to find permanent work. It is no surprise that San Francisco, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $128K), is another of the most popular spots for former Pace students. Home to the lowest median salary for Pace alumni is White Plains, N.Y., a popular place for former students despite its $75K average paycheck. Other popular cities include Stamford, Conn. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration earns Pace students the most money after college (an average $145K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $44K on average per year.

Skills

Roughly a seventh of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Pace University grads — they earn 75 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a strong majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Pace University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of St John's University pick up average paychecks of $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Pace grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Pace include 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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$41,003 - $97,254
Salary
$45,125 - $126,727
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
$41,958 - $114,536
$43,631 - $135,238
$50,335 - $99,193
$86,476 - $147,395
$72,000 - $280,000
 
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