Stony Brook University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Stony Brook University, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Stony Brook, N.Y., and it is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Seawolves!), but academics are extremely important, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from SBU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Software Engineer
42 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
20 salaries
Software Developer
20 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
19 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
17 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
14 salaries
Electrical Engineer
13 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277

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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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The most popular field is the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of SBU is $70K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — females earn an average $81K per year compared to males' around $63K.

Degree Major

SBU students with a Master of Science (MS) can expect to make the most money ($88K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — their annual income amounts to about $37K on average.


Former Seawolves with C# Programming Language abilities can expect to make 36 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $95K). Windows Operating System General Use is a common skill among SBU alumni — about a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and C# Programming Language rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and most alums sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Stony Brook University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and 403(b).

Related Schools

CUNY Graduate School and University Center graduates, who earn $68K on average, make a similar amount to SBU grads. Other schools similar to SBU include Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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