Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

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. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Human Resources (HR) Director
8 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 salaries
Finance Director
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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, the civil engineering services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. The majority of Villanova alumni wind up in the health care industry. In line with impressive SAT scores and graduation rates, Villanova grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. The average starting salary for a graduate of Villanova is $76K.


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


The most generous salaries among Villanova alumni are reportedly earned by Human Resources Directors, whose median earnings come to $105K, followed by Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $95K) and Senior Software Engineers (about $94K). On the lower end, Human Resources Generalists report making around $55K.


Many Villanova grads flock to Philadelphia, Pa. The top-paying city popular with Villanova alumni is Boston, Mass., which offers a median salary of about $97K. Though Plymouth Meeting, Pa. takes the cake for lowest pay among Villanova grads (the median salary is approximately $49K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Villanova alumni are those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Engineering (CE) — they earn close to around $138K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $41K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Villanova alumni — about a sixth of grads mention using it at work. Former Wildcats with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 69 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Employee Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of alumni accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Villanova University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

La Salle University graduates, who earn $65K 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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52 %
$42,146 - $82,832
$48,515 - $119,612

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
$43,969 - $105,505
$39,453 - $86,741
$33,221 - $108,042
$50,000 - $151,195

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