Stony Brook University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment, Stony Brook University is a university based in Stony Brook, N.Y., and it's home to around 16,000 undergraduates. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The figures in this rundown were provided by SBU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Software Engineer
45 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
20 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
19 salaries
Software Developer
18 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
17 salaries
Electrical Engineer
16 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,273

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About This School

310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Stonybrook University


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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A large chunk of former SBU students are employed in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. It is quite common for SBU grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Median pay for those who graduated from SBU amounts to about $75K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average male graduate makes $63K where the average female graduate hauls home around $80K.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate SBU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $88K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($37K).


Many former SBU students are familiar with Project Management, and just under one in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Seawolves with C# Programming Language abilities can expect to make 27 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $95K). Proficiency in Windows Operating System General Use, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and C# Programming Language command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a large number of former students sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to Stony Brook University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and 403(b).

Related Schools

CUNY Graduate School and University Center grads bring in salaries of around $68K, making them the most similar to SBU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SBU include Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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$28,188 - $85,141
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Rated 4 out of 5
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