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Average Salary for Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

Ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by ROI, Pace University is a private research university based in New York, N.Y., home to around 8,000 undergraduates. Situated in the heart of New York, Pace University - New York, NY offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

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Typical Early Career Salary

Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

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Financial Controller
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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Pace University - New York, NY Details

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598

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Pace alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the education industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. In line with impressive SAT scores, Pace grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Pace graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $77K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn approximately $85K per year compared to females' around $69K.


The biggest paychecks among Pace alumni are earned by Finance Directors — these former students make $143K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Corporate Controllers ($95K) and Physician Assistants ($91K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Staff Accountants — they bring in $50K.


Pace alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and about one-half of grads find stable employment in New York. The top-paying city popular with Pace alumni is Atlanta, which offers median salaries of about $107K. Though White Plains takes the cake for lowest pay among Pace grads (the median salary is $71K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Stamford and Poughkeepsie are also desirable cities.


For above-average pay, former Pace students find their way to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the company offers unbeatable salaries at $102K. The school itself is home to some of the lowest pay, with employees earning an average of $41K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Pace grads with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) (earnings climb to approximately $140K per year). Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $46K.


Pace University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 56 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Pace alumni, with around one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a solid majority of alumni are given health coverage, and most former students accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a solid majority of grads contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Pace University alumni 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 around $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

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Key Stats

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$40,718 - $94,604
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Less than 1 year
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
$44,363 - $112,429
$45,000 - $134,912
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