Suffolk University Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Suffolk University, a institution based in Boston, Mass. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Suffolk University School Alumni

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Graphic Designer
2 salaries
Sr. Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
Strategic Planner
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School

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Suffolk University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the financial services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. Among Suffolk University grads, the software services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $65K are the median among Suffolk University grads.


The Suffolk University alumni who make the most are Strategic Planners; they report a median pay of around $52K. Senior Administrative Assistants draw in a fair amount as well — $47K. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Graphic Designers who make an average of $33K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Suffolk University grads prefer to remain in Boston; in fact, a little more than half of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of Suffolk University grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation ($123K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Suffolk University alumni is Ipswich, Mass., which offers a median salary of approximately $52K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Suffolk University alumni are those with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) — they earn close to about $140K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $33K.


Suffolk University grads with Leadership abilities can expect to make 82 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $117K). Suffolk University alumni are often well versed in People Management, with about a tenth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for roughly half of the survey participants, but only two-fifths of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. For this school, a fair number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. A fair number of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Suffolk University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Simmons College grads (who make an average of $66K) earn salaries most similar to Suffolk University alumni. Other schools similar to Suffolk University include Emerson College, Lesley University, and Bentley University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Suffolk University


73 %
27 %
$30,915 - $89,703
$39,594 - $117,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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