Stony Brook University Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 undergrads attend Stony Brook University, a school in Stony Brook, N.Y.. The school sits 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 figures in this rundown were provided by SBU alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

174th

20 Year Net ROI 

$457,000

Annual ROI 

9.8%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$86,600

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College Salary Report

91st

Early Career Salary 

$51,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$99,600

% High Meaning 

52 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Stony Brook University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
48 salaries
$91,153  
   
Physician Assistant (PA)
19 salaries
$97,283  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
19 salaries
$53,669  
Software Developer
17 salaries
$75,000  
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$76,644  
Senior Software Engineer
14 salaries
$128,891  
Electrical Engineer
14 salaries
$64,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,243
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About This School

310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Stonybrook University

15,992

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

The most popular career sector among alumni is the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. SBU graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. Median pay for those who graduated from SBU amounts to approximately $79K.

Gender

Female graduates on average earn more than male graduates; the first group banks around $81K per year, but the second group takes home only $66K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) will compensate SBU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $96K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — their annual income amounts to $37K on average.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among SBU alumni, with around one in six grads reporting using it on the job. Former Seawolves with C# Programming Language experience garner salaries that are 20 percent more than other grads' salaries. Experience with Windows Operating System General Use, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a fair number of alumni accept dental insurance. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Stony Brook University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for CUNY Graduate School and University Center grads is $68K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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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Key Stats for Stony Brook University

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$20,608 - $94,241
Salary
$48,454 - $98,000
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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