Suffolk University Alumni Average Salary

Suffolk University is a university based in Boston, Mass. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Attorney / Lawyer
35 salaries
Associate Attorney
22 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Graphic Designer
11 salaries
Senior Accountant
11 salaries
Financial Analyst
9 salaries
Interior Designer
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 855
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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 software services industry, and the health care industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. On the other end of the spectrum is IT services, which attracts less than two percent of Suffolk University alumni. Graduates of Suffolk University earn approximately $62K on average.


Suffolk University grads who become Marketing Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $112K annually. However, Corporate Controllers and Attorneys also rank as top-earners (bringing in $103K and $69K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Victim Advocates, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $32K.


Suffolk University students enjoy their time in Boston, and one-half of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. It is also not uncommon to find former Suffolk University students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $102K. Suffolk University alumni in Falmouth, Mass. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $50K. In addition, Suffolk University grads flock to neighboring Plymouth, Mass. as well as Cambridge, Mass.

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 $140K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $37K.


Knowledge of People Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 34 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($83K). Many Suffolk University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with approximately one-sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Project Management, Customer Service, and Financial Reporting.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one-third of grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. Suffolk University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Springfield College graduates, who earn around $61K on average, make a similar amount to Suffolk University grads. Other schools similar to Suffolk University include Emerson College, Simmons College, and Lesley University.

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