SUNY - New Paltz Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in New Paltz, N.Y., State University of New York at New Paltz, a school, has a student population of roughly 7,000. The data for this synopsis comes from former SUNY New Paltz students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Electrical Engineer
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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
2 salaries
Graphic Designer
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the health care services industry, public K-12 education, and the human services agency industry. The most popular field is the retail industry. Former SUNY New Paltz graduates bring in $52K on average.


In the SUNY New Paltz alumni community, men make a median salary of around $58K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $48K.


In the SUNY New Paltz alumni professional community, Electrical Engineers make the highest median pay (approximately $63K), though Speech-Language Pathologists ($53K), and Graphic Designers ($40K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Customer Service Sales Associates who make an average of about $35K.


Many SUNY New Paltz grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former SUNY New Paltz students living and working in Syracuse, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $97K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SUNY New Paltz alumni is Poughkeepsie, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $40K. Nearby Kingston, N.Y. is also a top pick for SUNY New Paltz grads, as is New Paltz, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) earns SUNY New Paltz students the most money after college (an average $97K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $45K.


Former Hawks with Accounting experience garner salaries that are 27 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among SUNY New Paltz alumni, with one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a majority of grads, and a large number of alumni report health coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alumni contribute to a 401(k). State University of New York at New Paltz alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of CUNY Lehman College pick up average paychecks of about $52K, which is closest to the amount made by SUNY New Paltz grads among similar schools. 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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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1540 1820
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for SUNY - New Paltz


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$33,312 - $66,532
$30,767 - $83,097
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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