Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Villanova, Pa., the school is ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. Although sports play a large role on campus, Villanova University students are known to enjoy crunching numbers as well. Many major in math (it is one of the most prevalent degrees among alumni), and students score well on standardized tests. This report is based on the answers of Villanova graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Human Resources (HR) Director
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
9 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419

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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Villanova are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, IT services, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Former Villanova graduates bring in $74K on average.


In the Villanova alumni community, men make a median salary of $83K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $64K.


Human Resources Directors win the contest for best-paid Villanova alumni, making about $100K on average every year, though Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $95K), and Senior Software Engineers (around $94K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Human Resources Generalists; alumni in this role face average salaries of $55K.


Many Villanova grads flock to Philadelphia, Pa. Villanova grads also flock to Boston, Mass., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $106K). 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

Among the highest-paid Villanova alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management — they earn close to about $120K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning $41K.


Many Villanova grads have knowledge of Project Management, with approximately one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Former Wildcats who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 15 percent more than other alumni ($85K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Employee Relations are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alumni report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. Most grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of alums accept dental insurance. Villanova University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Rider University grads report the most similar salaries to Villanova alums, earning around $67K on average. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Villanova University


48 %
52 %
$40,900 - $80,348
$45,822 - $114,890
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 98 votes.
$42,833 - $104,702
$39,196 - $85,144
$33,451 - $110,962
$45,302 - $152,848
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