Average Salary for SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

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. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

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Customer Service Sales Associate
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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
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Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
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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 health care services industry, the financial planning industry, and the software development industry are just a few of the areas in which SUNY New Paltz grads find work. The most popular field is the retail industry. Median pay for those who graduated from SUNY New Paltz amounts to about $52K.


The most lucrative professionals among SUNY New Paltz alumni are Electrical Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $63K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $53K and around $40K, respectively, are Speech-Language Pathologists and Graphic Designers. On the lower end, Customer Service Sales Associates report making $35K.


New York, N.Y. is filled with SUNY New Paltz grads. In addition, former SUNY New Paltz students often head to Syracuse, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $97K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, SUNY New Paltz alumni often reside in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $40K. Neighboring Kingston, N.Y. is another common pick among SUNY New Paltz grads, along with New Paltz, N.Y.

Degree Major

Former Hawks who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and earn a median salary of $97K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $40K.


Former Hawks with Accounting experience garner salaries that are 27 percent more than other grads' salaries. Nearly one in eight grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of respondents as well. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. State University of New York at New Paltz grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Lehman College grads bring in salaries of around about $52K, making them the most similar to SUNY New Paltz alumni in terms of earnings. 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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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for SUNY - New Paltz


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$33,729 - $66,532
$29,799 - $82,195

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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