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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. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former SUNY New Paltz students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

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Software Engineer
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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
3 salaries
National Sales Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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SUNY - New Paltz Details

1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz


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The education industry, the financial services industry, and public K-12 education are just a few of the areas in which SUNY New Paltz grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the medical billing and collection services industry. Those with an education from SUNY New Paltz earn an average of $50K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $50K where the average male graduate hauls home $60K.


The biggest paychecks among SUNY New Paltz alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make around $108K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Electrical Engineers (approximately $72K) and Operations Managers ($65K). Human Resources Generalists face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $41K.


New York is filled with SUNY New Paltz grads. It is also not uncommon to find former SUNY New Paltz students living and working in Somers — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $73K. Many former Hawks can't resist staying in New Paltz after graduating despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($43K). Other popular cities for SUNY New Paltz alumni include nearby Kingston and Brentwood.

Degree Major

Former Hawks who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) and earn approximately $100K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management ($40K annually).


Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Hawks — they earn 50 percent more than their fellow graduates. Approximately one in ten grads report using Customer Service as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, a fair portion of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to a fair portion of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of grads as well. Other benefits that State University of New York at New Paltz alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania grads (who make an average of about $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 1560 1830
ACT Scores 23 26

Key Stats

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$33,024 - $69,271
$36,761 - $85,971
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

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