Average Salary for Saint Joseph's University (SJU) - Philadelphia, PA Alumni

Saint Joseph's University is a Roman Catholic university based in Philadelphia, Pa. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Hawks!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Saint Joseph's University (SJU) - Philadelphia, PA Alumni

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Staff Accountant
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Finance Manager
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Instructional Designer
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Advertising Coordinator
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Administrative Assistant
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About This School

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

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Graduates of SJU work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the health care services industry. The majority of SJU alumni wind up in the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from SJU amounts to approximately $63K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $71K per year compared to females' $58K.


Former SJU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Finance Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $79K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Financial Analysts (around $64K) and Staff Accountants ($50K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Account Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $40K.


Philadelphia is a popular place for SJU students to settle after graduation, and nearly two in five grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is no surprise that Berwyn, Pa., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $142K), is another of the most popular spots for former SJU students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SJU alumni is Newtown Square, Pa., where earnings average $53K. New York, N.Y. and King of Prussia, Pa. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

SJU grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Environmental Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $115K per year. Those holding a Master of Science (MS), International Marketing are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $40K on average per year.


Former Hawks with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 50 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many SJU grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. A large number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of alums accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Saint Joseph's University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Arcadia University grads is $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of SJU grads. Philadelphia University, La Salle University, and Villanova University are also similar to SJU.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 22 26

Key Stats for Saint Joseph's University (SJU) - Philadelphia, PA


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$36,224 - $77,738
$43,546 - $100,690
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

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