Average Salary for Suffolk University Alumni

Nestled away in Boston, Mass., Suffolk University, a school, has a student population of roughly 6,000. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Suffolk University Alumni

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Marketing Manager
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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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Former Suffolk University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. The average salary for a grad from Suffolk University is $63K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $79K after graduating from Suffolk University, the average woman earns only $59K.


Among Suffolk University graduates, the biggest earners are Corporate Controllers, who haul in approximately $102K on average. Next on the list are Attorneys and Senior Financial Analysts, bringing in about $100K and $66K, respectively. Interior Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $39K.


Many Suffolk University alumni remain in Boston after graduation; nearly one-half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Another city that attracts a wealth of Suffolk University grads is Phoenix, Ariz.; given its high compensation ($86K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Suffolk University alumni in Plymouth, Mass. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $50K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and Cambridge, Mass.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) leads to the highest pay for Suffolk University grads (approximately $202K on average 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.


Project Management is a popular skill among Suffolk University alumni, with close to a seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Suffolk University grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 39 percent more than their former classmates (around $87K). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Reporting are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Most alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of alums get dental coverage. A large number of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional benefits handed to Suffolk University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

American International College grads bring in salaries of around about $64K, making them the most similar to Suffolk University alumni in terms of earnings. 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


57 %
43 %
$35,407 - $77,779
$43,029 - $109,224
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 55 votes.
$38,609 - $93,907
$35,235 - $121,209
$42,370 - $76,563
$50,000 - $135,000
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