Average Salary for Suffolk University Alumni

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

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Suffolk University Alumni

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Marketing Manager
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Financial Analyst
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Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Interior Designer
3 salaries
Registrar, College Or University
3 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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 education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Suffolk University amounts to around $61K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $57K where the average male graduate hauls home approximately $84K.


Among Suffolk University graduates, the biggest earners are Corporate Controllers, who haul in $102K on average. Next on the list are Attorneys and Senior Accountants, bringing in $69K and $65K, respectively. Interior Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $40K.


Boston is a popular place for Suffolk University students to settle after graduation, and about one-half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Suffolk University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Phoenix, Ariz., which offers a median salary of about $86K. On the other hand, Suffolk University alumni who end up in Falmouth, Mass. receive the lowest median salary of $50K. New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is Cambridge, Mass.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) will compensate Suffolk University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $137K 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 around $35K.


Roughly a sixth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 43 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($87K). Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, roughly one in three graduates report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of alumni as well. A large number of grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Suffolk University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Simmons College grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to Suffolk University alumni in terms of earnings. Emerson College, Lesley University, and Bentley 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


58 %
42 %
$35,088 - $75,989
$43,634 - $110,879

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
$38,726 - $98,985
$40,119 - $106,000
$42,370 - $76,563

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