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. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Hawks!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SJU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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

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Account Manager
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Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
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Instructional Designer
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Advertising Coordinator
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Administrative Assistant
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Financial Analyst
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About This School

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

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Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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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 most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of SJU is approximately $62K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $68K per year compared to females' $56K.


Among SJU graduates, the biggest earners are Finance Managers, who haul in $79K on average. Next on the list are Senior Financial Analysts and Staff Accountants, bringing in about $64K and $50K, respectively. On the lower end, Administrative Assistants report making around $41K.


SJU alumni seem to appreciate living in Philadelphia, and about two in five grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. With a median salary of $142K, Berwyn, Pa. represents the highest-paid city popular among SJU grads. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SJU alumni is Newtown Square, Pa., which offers a median salary of approximately $53K. Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

SJU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $107K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in International Relations tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $35K per year.


Around a seventh of SJU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Hawks with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 54 percent more than their former classmates (around $95K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though just under half of the respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one-fourth of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Most alums receive health insurance, and a fair number of respondents get dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Saint Joseph's University grads include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Arcadia University grads bring in salaries of around $64K, making them the most similar to SJU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SJU include Philadelphia University, La Salle University, and Villanova University.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1530 1800
ACT Scores 22 26

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


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$35,234 - $76,622
$43,663 - $98,691
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
$36,186 - $82,727
$38,541 - $90,000
$47,250 - $123,000

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