Average Salary for Stony Brook University Alumni

Stony Brook University is a school located in Stony Brook, N.Y. with around 16,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks 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 figures in this overview come from the responses of SBU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Stony Brook University Alumni

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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor
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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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Former SBU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the education industry, and the banking industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Graduates of SBU earn $66K on average.


The most generous salaries among SBU alumni are reportedly earned by Professors, whose median earnings come to about $110K, followed by Research Scientists and Physician Assistants at $100K. Manufacturing Production Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $44K in this job.


New York, N.Y. is filled with SBU grads. With a median salary of around $100K, Princeton, N.J. represents the highest-paid city popular among SBU grads. On the far end of the pay scale, SBU alumni often reside in Uniondale, N.Y., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $54K. Nearby Hauppauge, N.Y. is also a top pick for SBU grads, as is Melville, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid SBU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics — they earn close to $156K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Business & Marketing face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $38K per year.


SBU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with approximately one in ten grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in SQL translates into above-average pay for former Seawolves — they earn 19 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Most former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alums receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that Stony Brook University alumni receive are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $66K for University of Delaware alumni, making their earnings most comparable to SBU grads. CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and the University of Connecticut are also similar to SBU.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Stony Brook University


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$33,832 - $94,241
$41,888 - $101,998

Job Satisfaction

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