Average Salary for Suffolk University Alumni

Nestled away in Boston, Mass., Suffolk University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Suffolk University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Senior Recruiter
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Interior Designer
3 salaries
3 salaries
Registrar, College Or University
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School

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Professionally, the education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Suffolk University alumni. The most popular field is the financial services industry. Following graduation, Suffolk University students earn an average of $63K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $59K where the average male graduate hauls home $79K.


Senior Recruiters win the contest for best-paid Suffolk University alumni, making $75K on average every year, though Attorneys (around $69K), and Senior Accountants ($65K) are not far behind. College and University Registrars face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $50K.


Many Suffolk University alumni remain in Boston after graduation; approximately one-half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. With a median salary of $86K, Phoenix, Ariz. represents the highest-paid city popular among Suffolk University grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Suffolk University grads is Plymouth, Mass. (median compensation is $50K). New York, N.Y. and Cambridge, Mass. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Suffolk University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) and earn a median salary of $137K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Business & Marketing is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $35K.


Suffolk University grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 40 percent more than their former classmates (around $87K). Many Suffolk University grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Close to a half of former students can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of former students report contributing to a 401(k). Most grads receive health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Other benefits that Suffolk University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $63K for American International College alumni, making their earnings most comparable 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


56 %
44 %
$35,590 - $75,780
$43,258 - $106,064
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 46 votes.
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