Average Salary for SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

Founded in New Paltz, N.Y., State University of New York at New Paltz is an institution of higher learning for around 7,000 students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

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Software Engineer
4 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Finance Director
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Customer Service Sales Associate
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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About This School

1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz



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Graduates of SUNY New Paltz go into the financial services industry, the education industry, and public K-12 education, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Among SUNY New Paltz grads, the medical billing and collection services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by SUNY New Paltz alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Those with a degree from SUNY New Paltz tend to make $50K.


In the SUNY New Paltz alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($108K), though Finance Directors ($98K), and Operations Managers (around $65K) are close competitors. Human Resources Generalists get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of about $41K in this job.


Many SUNY New Paltz grads flock to New York. Somers is another hot spot for SUNY New Paltz grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $73K). Relative to other popular cities, New Paltz ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $43K); however, State University of New York at New Paltz grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Other cities of interest among SUNY New Paltz alumni include nearby Kingston and Brentwood.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid SUNY New Paltz alumni are those with a Doctorate (PhD) — they earn close to about $114K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Management commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $40K.


Customer Service is a popular skill among SUNY New Paltz alumni, with close to a tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 51 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of alumni, and a majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. Most grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to State University of New York at New Paltz alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, CUNY Lehman College grads (who make an average of $52K) earn salaries most similar to SUNY New Paltz alumni. Other schools similar to SUNY New Paltz include Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1540 1820
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for SUNY - New Paltz


54 %
46 %
$32,731 - $69,271
$36,296 - $86,832
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
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