Average Salary for St. John's University - Queens, NY Alumni

Nestled away in Queens, N.Y., St John's University, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 16,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Red Storms!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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St. John's University - Queens, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Attorney / Lawyer
7 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
Account Manager
5 salaries
5 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
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About This School

8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, NY 11439

St. John's University, St. John's University, New York



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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SJU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the banking industry, the education industry, and law. The most popular field is the financial services industry. Former SJU graduates bring in $73K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $60K where the average male graduate hauls home around $86K.


Chief Financial Officers win the contest for best-paid SJU alumni, making $198K on average every year, though Attorneys ($124K), and Physician Assistants ($95K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Executive Assistants report making approximately $50K.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. The top-paying city popular with SJU alumni is Staten Island, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $118K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among SJU grads is Newark, N.J. (median compensation is about $48K). Philadelphia, Pa. is also a top pick, as is Melville, N.Y.

Degree Major

A graduate with a law degree from SJU can rake in a whopping average $125K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $28K on average per year.


Operations Management commands a pay premium of 24 percent for former Red Storms. About a seventh of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of alumni report dental coverage, too. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. St John's University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Seton Hall University grads bring in salaries of around around $68K, making them the most similar to SJU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SJU include Adelphi University, Hofstra University, and New School.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for St. John's University - Queens, NY


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$37,997 - $84,443
$46,405 - $117,687

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