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Average Salary for Suffolk University Alumni

Founded in Boston, Mass., Suffolk University is an institution of higher learning for around 6,000 students. Students of this private school report the city of Boston as one of the university's greatest assets, where there's no shortage of things to do or places to explore. The data for this snapshot was collected from Suffolk University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Suffolk University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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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.
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
5 salaries
Interior Designer
4 salaries
Senior Recruiter
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School

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The education industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Suffolk University grads find work. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Suffolk University graduates see an estimated starting salary of $62K.


In the Suffolk University alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $60K.


Suffolk University grads who become Attorneys garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $100K annually. However, Economists and Senior Financial Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $77K and $66K, respectively). Interior Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $40K.


Boston is such a great city that Suffolk University alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with approximately half of grads staying on to find permanent work. Another city that attracts a wealth of Suffolk University grads is Phoenix; given its high compensation ($86K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Los Angeles takes the cake for lowest pay among Suffolk University grads (the median salary is $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, Suffolk University grads flock to neighboring Cambridge as well as New York.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of about $199K per year, Suffolk University grads who have a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interior Design — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Suffolk University grads — they earn 44 percent more than their fellow graduates. Suffolk University grads are usually competent in Project Management, and close to one-seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Reporting.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of alumni as well. Alumni of Suffolk University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Bentley University graduates, who earn around $62K on average, make a similar amount to Suffolk University grads. Other schools similar to Suffolk University include Emerson College, Simmons College, and Lesley University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1330 1690
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Suffolk University


59 %
41 %
$36,094 - $79,589
$40,332 - $111,570
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
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