Villanova University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Villanova University, a Roman Catholic university based in Villanova, Pa.. The school is ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. Often heralded for its athletics, Villanova University also offers a top-notch curriculum. This report is based on the responses of Villanova graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Human Resources (HR) Director
7 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
4 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
3 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Villanova alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and IT services. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. Villanova graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. The average salary for a grad from Villanova is about $76K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $64K where the average male graduate hauls home $87K.


The Villanova alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $94K. Senior Mechanical Engineers and Human Resources Directors draw in a fair amount as well — around $92K and approximately $91K, respectively. Human Resources Generalists wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $55K.


The most popular destination for former Villanova students is Philadelphia, Pa. Villanova grads also flock to Malvern, Pa., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $90K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Villanova alumni is Plymouth Meeting, Pa., where earnings average $49K. Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Villanova grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $175K per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $41K on average per year.


Nearly one in six Villanova grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Wildcats — they earn 68 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Employee Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most survey participants, and a strong majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. A large number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Villanova University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for La Salle University grads is $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Villanova grads. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1810 2090
ACT Scores 29 31

Key Stats for Villanova University


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$41,941 - $82,382
$49,827 - $120,980
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 68 votes.
$44,861 - $103,991
$39,453 - $86,741
$33,221 - $108,042
$46,452 - $59,007

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