Average Salary for Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Pace University, a university based in New York, N.Y.. The school is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. This report is based on the answers of Pace graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Pace University - New York, NY Alumni

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Financial Analyst
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Physician Assistant (PA)
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR)
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Corporate Controller
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About This School

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598

Pace University


Private School, Research University

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Pace alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the education industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular field is the financial services industry. It is typical for Pace grads — a group that usually scores high on the SATs — to earn above-average incomes as well. Those with a degree from Pace make an average of around $79K.


Male graduates of Pace out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $86K versus $72K for women.


The Pace alumni who make the most are Senior Tax Managers; they report a median pay of $153K. Physician Assistants and Corporate Controllers draw in a fair amount as well — about $89K and $85K, respectively. Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $54K.


Approximately one-half of Pace students choose to remain in New York, N.Y. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $75K. For those seeking more money, Princeton, N.J. is a popular destination for former Pace students; median pay is $120K. Stamford, Conn. and Atlanta, Ga. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Pace grads who hold a Master of Taxation (MTax) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $133K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with an Associate's Degree, Business Administration tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $27K per year.


Around an eighth 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 58 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Most graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Pace University alumni receive are 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.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for Pace University - New York, NY


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$40,769 - $98,973
$44,365 - $127,326
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Job Satisfaction

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