Suffolk University Alumni Average Salary

Suffolk University is a university based in Boston, Mass. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. The data for this snapshot was collected from Suffolk University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Attorney / Lawyer
31 salaries
Associate Attorney
23 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
15 salaries
Graphic Designer
12 salaries
Interior Designer
10 salaries
Executive Assistant
9 salaries
Financial Analyst
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 862

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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School

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Graduates of Suffolk University are found working in a number of different fields including the software services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the health care information technology (it) services industry. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Suffolk University amounts to $64K.


Suffolk University grads who become Strategic Planners garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $52K annually. However, Senior Administrative Assistants also rank as top-earners (bringing in $47K). Graphic Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $33K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Suffolk University grads prefer to remain in Boston; in fact, just over a half of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. The top-paying city popular with Suffolk University alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $123K. Suffolk University alumni in Ipswich, Mass. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $52K.

Degree Major

Suffolk University grads who hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $140K per year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $33K.


People Management is a popular skill among Suffolk University alumni, with nearly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for Suffolk University grads — they earn 72 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Accounts Payable.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of alums as well. A strong majority of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Suffolk University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Springfield College grads is $61K, making their salaries most similar to those of Suffolk University grads. Other schools similar to Suffolk University include Emerson College, Simmons College, and Lesley University.

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Key Stats for Suffolk University


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$30,242 - $89,703
$39,594 - $117,000

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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