The most highly represented industry among alumni is the property and casualty insurance industry. Median pay for those who graduated from SJU amounts to $61K.
Female graduates of SJU out-earn their male counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $70K versus $58K for men.
Over a third of SJU students choose to remain in Philadelphia, Pa. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $58K. Alternatively, West Chester, Pa. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is approximately $65K — which is an (obvious) draw for many SJU grads.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) will compensate SJU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $93K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $58K per year.
Slightly less than a fifth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Strategic Planning seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 165 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($162K). In addition, those who are savvy in Scheduling, Project Management, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of grads receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Saint Joseph's University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.
DeSales University graduates, who earn around $59K on average, make a similar amount to SJU grads. Other schools similar to SJU include Philadelphia University, La Salle University, and Villanova University.