The financial services industry, the consulting industry, and the retail industry are just a few of the areas in which Villanova grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the engineering services industry. It is typical for Villanova grads — a group that usually scores high on the SATs — to earn above-average incomes as well. Those with an education from Villanova earn an average of about $81K.
In the Villanova alumni professional community, Attorneys make the highest median pay ($100K), though Mechanical Engineers ($86K) are a close competitor. Human Resources Directors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $85K in this job.
Home to a large number of Villanova alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Villanova students often head to Washington, DC after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $110K in this top-paying city. Philadelphia, Pa. is a popular spot for former Villanova students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at approximately $74K.
Among the highest-paid Villanova alumni are those with a Bachelor's Degree, Accounting & Finance — they earn close to $107K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $68K per year.
Competency in Benefits & Compensation translates into above-average pay for former Wildcats — they earn 5 percent more than their fellow graduates. Just under one in five grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of survey participants, and a large number of grads report health coverage. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Villanova University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
Compensation averages $86K for Arcadia University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Villanova grads. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.