SUNY - New Paltz Alumni Average Salary

State University of New York at New Paltz is a university based in New Paltz, N.Y. that is home to around 7,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 303

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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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The retail industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from SUNY New Paltz make an average of $52K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $39K whereas the men's median is $76K.


Many SUNY New Paltz grads flock to New York, N.Y. It is also not uncommon to find former SUNY New Paltz students living and working in Deer Park, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $71K. State University of New York at New Paltz alumni often stay in New Paltz following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (approximately $48K).

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $83K per year, former Hawks who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Those with a Bachelor's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $70K per year.


Former Hawks with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation abilities can expect to make 38 percent more than their former classmates (around $71K). Many SUNY New Paltz grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of the survey participants have medical plans, and more than half of alums have dental insurance. More than half of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. State University of New York at New Paltz alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Related Schools

CUNY Lehman College graduates, who earn $52K on average, make a similar amount to SUNY New Paltz grads. Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and William Paterson University of New Jersey are also similar to SUNY New Paltz.

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