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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Stony Brook University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
12 salaries
5-9 years
5 salaries
10-19 years
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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. Those with a degree from SBU make an average of around $69K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average male graduate makes $60K where the average female graduate hauls home $81K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SBU grads with a Master of Science (MS) (average earnings climb to about $88K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $37K.


SBU alumni are often well versed in Windows Operating System General Use, with close to a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in C# Programming Language translates into above-average pay for former Seawolves — they earn 38 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and C# Programming Language are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most grads report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a large number of alums are given health coverage, and most respondents accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Stony Brook University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, CUNY Graduate School and University Center grads (who make an average of approximately $68K) earn salaries most similar to SBU alumni. Other schools similar to SBU include Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1690 2000
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats for Stony Brook University


43 %
57 %
$36,663 - $89,100
$48,454 - $82,892

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
$52,136 - $104,762

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