Average Salary for SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

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. This summary is derived from information given by SUNY New Paltz grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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SUNY - New Paltz Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
Customer Service Sales Associate
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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 public K-12 education, the education industry, and the retail industry. The most popular field is the financial services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of SUNY New Paltz is approximately $51K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $58K after graduating from SUNY New Paltz, the average woman earns only around $48K.


Among SUNY New Paltz alumni, those working as Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $117K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($66K), and Speech-Language Pathologists ($52K). Customer Service Sales Associates wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $35K.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. It is no surprise that Poughkeepsie, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $75K), is another of the most popular spots for former SUNY New Paltz students. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SUNY New Paltz alumni is San Diego, Calif., which offers a median salary of about $41K. In addition, SUNY New Paltz grads flock to neighboring Kingston, N.Y. as well as New Paltz, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for SUNY New Paltz grads (approximately $114K on average per year). A B.A. in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $39K.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among SUNY New Paltz alumni — nearly one in eight grads mention using it at work. Former Hawks with Employee Relations abilities can expect to make 53 percent more than their former classmates ($77K). Other top skills include Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to more than half of graduates, and a strong majority of respondents report health coverage. A fair number of alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. 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

Median pay for CUNY Lehman College grads is $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of SUNY New Paltz grads. 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


57 %
43 %
$32,482 - $66,095
$33,935 - $92,553
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 39 votes.
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