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 snapshot results from replies 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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Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
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 hotel industry, and the financial planning industry are just a few of the areas in which SUNY New Paltz grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the retail industry. Starting salaries of about $52K are the median among SUNY New Paltz grads.


SUNY New Paltz grads who become Electrical Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $63K annually. However, Speech-Language Pathologists and Graphic Designers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $53K and $40K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Customer Service Sales Associates who make an average of approximately $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. In addition, former SUNY New Paltz students often head to White Plains, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $81K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among SUNY New Paltz grads is Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (median compensation is around $40K). SUNY New Paltz alumni express interest in nearby Kingston, N.Y. and New Paltz, N.Y. as well.

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 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among SUNY New Paltz alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in eight former students report doing so. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most former students are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of alums report dental coverage, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alumni contribute to a 401(k). Graduates of State University of New York at New Paltz are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Lehman College grads report the most similar salaries to SUNY New Paltz alums, earning $52K on average. 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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SAT Scores 1540 1820
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for SUNY - New Paltz


57 %
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$33,744 - $69,622
$29,799 - $82,195
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

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