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Average Salary for Suffolk University Alumni

Located in Boston, Mass., roughly 6,000 students call Suffolk University home for four years. Located in Boston, one of the biggest draws of this private university is the surrounding urban environment. A perfect laboratory for ardent students of the humanities, coffee drinkers and foodies alike. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Suffolk University grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Suffolk University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Manager
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Financial Analyst
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Interior Designer
5 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
5 salaries
4 salaries
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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Suffolk University Details

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


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Graduates of Suffolk University go into the health care industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. Starting salaries of around $62K are common among Suffolk University grads.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $60K where the average male graduate hauls home $77K.


Suffolk University grads who become Attorneys are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $100K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Economists and Senior Financial Analysts; their salaries approach approximately $77K and about $66K, respectively. Interior Designers pick up $39K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Suffolk University alumni seldom move away from Boston after college; in fact, approximately one-half of former students find lasting work in the city they adore. In addition, former Suffolk University students often head to Phoenix after graduating, where typical salaries come to $86K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Suffolk University alumni is Los Angeles, where earnings average $52K. Other cities of interest include New York and Cambridge.

Degree Major

Suffolk University students with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) can expect to make the most money (approximately $199K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interior Design face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $39K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Suffolk University alumni, with close to a seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Project Management commands a pay premium of 42 percent for Suffolk University grads. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Reporting also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only about half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of alumni receive dental plans, too. The greater part of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Suffolk University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

American International College grads report the most similar salaries to Suffolk University alums, earning about $61K on average. Emerson College, Simmons College, and Lesley University are also similar to Suffolk University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1350 1700
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats

60 %
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$36,164 - $78,566
$40,324 - $111,048
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

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