Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

Around 7,000 undergrads attend Villanova University, a Roman Catholic school in Villanova, Pa.. The school sits 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. The data in this summary come from Villanova alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
Human Resources (HR) Director
11 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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, IT services, and the health care services industry. A large chunk of former Villanova students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Students of Villanova go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the high graduation rates and above-average SAT scores reported by this group. Median pay for those who graduated from Villanova amounts to approximately $75K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $85K per year, but the second group takes home only $64K.


Villanova grads who become Human Resources Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $100K annually. However, Senior Mechanical Engineers and Senior Software Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $95K and about $94K, respectively). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Human Resources Generalists; alumni in this role face average salaries of $55K.


Philadelphia, Pa. is a hot spot for Villanova alum. Villanova grads also flock to Boston, Mass., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $106K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Villanova grads is Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (median compensation is about $49K). Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Engineering (CE) earns Villanova students the most money after college (an average approximately $138K per year). A B.A. in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $48K.


Many Villanova grads have knowledge of Project Management, with one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 15 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($86K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Employee Relations command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. A large number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Villanova University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Rider University graduates, who earn around $66K on average, make a similar amount to 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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$40,987 - $82,063
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
$43,032 - $104,702
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