Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than Villanova University, a Roman Catholic university based in Villanova, Pa., that is ranked in the top 8 percent of universities by ROI. Most often remembered as a die-hard sports school first, Villanova University students study hard as they cheer on the Wildcats. Math majors are among the most popular majors at Villanova University, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores well above average. Replies from former Villanova students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Human Resources (HR) Director
14 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Civil Engineer
9 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
United States (change)

About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

90 %

21 %

36 %

14 %

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Villanova alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, IT services, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. Villanova graduates see an estimated starting salary of $73K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $82K after graduating from Villanova, the average woman earns only $62K.


In the Villanova alumni professional community, Human Resources Directors make the highest median pay ($100K), though Senior Mechanical Engineers (about $95K), and Mechanical Engineers (around $73K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Human Resources Generalists, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $53K.


A large number of students head to Philadelphia after college. With a median salary of $101K, Princeton represents the highest-paid city popular among Villanova grads. On the other end, Villanova grads flock to Washington, DC, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of approximately $51K. Alumni express interest in New York and Boston as well.

Degree Major

Former Wildcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and earn about $113K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Biology fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of around $40K.


Project Management is a common skill among Villanova alumni — about one in six grads mention using it at work. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Wildcats — they earn 14 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Employee Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For this school, a strong majority of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and most graduates pick up dental plans, too. Alumni of Villanova University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Saint Joseph's University pick up average paychecks of $64K, which is closest to the amount made by Villanova grads among similar schools. Eastern University, Philadelphia University, and Chestnut Hill College are also similar to Villanova.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Villanova University


48 %
52 %
$39,503 - $81,199
$46,897 - $112,315
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 159 votes.
$41,486 - $102,017
$40,788 - $99,197
$44,707 - $133,500
$38,783 - $107,025

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