Average Salary for Stony Brook University Alumni

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 have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SBU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

196
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

79
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

29
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$49,800
Stony Brook University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Developer
3 salaries
$78,000  
   
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
2 salaries
$95,000  
Research Scientist
2 salaries
$100,000  
Registered Nurse (RN)
2 salaries
$52,500  
Production Coordinator, Manufacturing
2 salaries
$44,000  
Physician Assistant (PA)
2 salaries
$99,750  
Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
2 salaries
$109,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

66 %

26 %

74 %

34 %


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Industry

SBU alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, clinical care, and the health care industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of SBU is $64K.

Jobs

In a competition to see who makes the most bank after graduating, those who become Research Scientists and Physician Assistants would definitely win; on average, these alumni haul in $100K every year. Close behind are Associate Professors (about $85K). Manufacturing Production Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $44K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former SBU students is New York, N.Y. The top-paying city popular with SBU alumni is Princeton, N.J., which offers a median salary of around $100K. Home to the lowest median salary for SBU alumni is Hauppauge, N.Y., a popular place for former students despite its $60K average paycheck. Nearby Melville, N.Y. is also a top pick for SBU grads, as is Medford, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SBU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (IS) (average earnings climb to $141K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Business & Marketing tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $38K per year.

Skills

Former Seawolves with Product Development experience garner salaries that are 42 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among SBU alumni, with close to a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Some graduates are faced with an attractive benefits package; slightly more than two-fifths of alums are paid for both vacation time and sick days. A strong majority of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of survey participants as well. Stony Brook University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Alumni of Rutgers University pick up average paychecks of around $63K, which is closest to the amount made by SBU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to SBU include CUNY Graduate School and University Center, 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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$34,877 - $86,500
Salary
$47,971 - $98,924
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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