SUNY - New Paltz Alumni Average Salary

State University of New York at New Paltz, a school in New Paltz, N.Y., has roughly 7,000 undergrads. This report is based on the responses of SUNY New Paltz graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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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SUNY New Paltz alumni can most commonly be found in the consulting industry, the telecommunications industry, and the human services agency industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former SUNY New Paltz graduates bring in approximately $53K on average.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for SUNY New Paltz graduates — a large number call this city home. SUNY New Paltz alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Somers, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $78K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SUNY New Paltz alumni is Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where earnings average around $40K. Nearby New Paltz, N.Y. is also a top pick for SUNY New Paltz grads, as is Kingston, N.Y.

Degree Major

SUNY New Paltz grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $91K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $44K.


Former Hawks with Financial Reporting abilities can expect to make 69 percent more than their former classmates ($90K). Close to one-eighth of SUNY New Paltz grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-fourth of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-eighth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. Most alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by State University of New York at New Paltz grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.

Related Schools

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania grads bring in salaries of around $54K, making them the most similar to SUNY New Paltz alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SUNY New Paltz include Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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