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Average Salary for State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University Alumni

The Upstate Medical University is a university based in Syracuse. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Upstate Medical University students who took PayScale's salary survey.

State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University Alumni

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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
2 salaries
Pediatrician, General
2 salaries
2 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University Details

750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Graduates of the Upstate Medical University work in a variety of industries including clinical care, the public health research industry, and the medical laboratory industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Less than five percent of Upstate Medical University grads move into the physical therapist's office industry industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Following graduation, Upstate Medical University students earn an average of $71K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $70K where the average male graduate hauls home approximately $98K.


In the Upstate Medical University alumni professional community, Anesthesiologists make the highest median pay ($278K), though General Pediatricians ($155K), and Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (about $84K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Physical Therapists, who report earnings of around $63K.


Syracuse is such a great city that Upstate Medical University alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with a little less than a fifth of grads staying on to find permanent work. With a median salary of $138K, Oswego represents the highest-paid city popular among Upstate Medical University grads. On the other hand, Upstate Medical University alumni who end up in St. Louis receive the lowest median salaries of $61K. New York and Dallas also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Upstate Medical University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn approximately $214K per year. A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of about $65K.


For Upstate Medical University grads, proficiency in Anesthesia warrants a paycheck that is 292 percent more than other alumni salaries. Orthopedics is a popular skill among Upstate Medical University alumni, with less than ten percent of grads reporting using it on the job. Generalist Duties, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Radiology are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. The greater part of graduates have medical plans, and a majority of graduates have dental insurance. A strong majority of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to Upstate Medical University alumni include malpractice / liability insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and 403(b).

Related Schools

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey graduates, who earn $81K on average, make a similar amount to Upstate Medical University grads. The University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are also similar to Upstate Medical University.

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Key Stats

47 %
53 %
$43,269 - $85,000
$47,189 - $190,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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