Suffolk University Alumni Average Salary

Suffolk University, a school in Boston, Mass., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Marketing Manager
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Graphic Designer
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Registrar, College Or University
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Corporate Controller
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Attorney / Lawyer
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Operations Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School

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Graduates of Suffolk University go into the education industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. Starting salaries of around $61K are the median among Suffolk University grads.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $84K per year, but the second group takes home only $57K.


The biggest paychecks among Suffolk University alumni are earned by Corporate Controllers — these former students make a median salary of $102K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Attorneys ($69K) and Senior Accountants ($65K). Interior Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $40K.


Boston is a popular place for Suffolk University students to settle after graduation, and nearly one-half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. 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 Cambridge, Mass. (median compensation is approximately $50K). New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) from Suffolk University can rake in a whopping average around $137K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Business & Marketing tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $35K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Suffolk University alumni — nearly one in six grads mention using it at work. Suffolk University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Close to a half of former students do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alums are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of grads report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to Suffolk University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for Springfield College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Suffolk University grads. Emerson College, Simmons College, and Lesley University are also similar to Suffolk University.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Suffolk University


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$35,041 - $74,370
$43,421 - $112,860
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
$38,897 - $100,692
$40,119 - $106,000
$41,762 - $74,613

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