Villanova University Alumni Average Salary

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. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Wildcats!), but academics are extremely important, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from Villanova graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Human Resources (HR) Manager
42 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
35 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
23 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
17 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
14 salaries
Marketing Manager
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,491
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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Former Villanova students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care services industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. A large chunk of former Villanova students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Reminiscent of their reportedly high performance on the SAT and above-average graduation rates, Villanova alumni often collect high salaries as well. The average salary for a grad from Villanova is $77K.


In the Villanova alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $86K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $63K.


Among Villanova graduates, the biggest earners are VPs of Operations, who haul in $146K on average. Next on the list are Senior Mechanical Engineers and Finance Directors, bringing in around $92K and about $89K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Human Resources Generalists, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $50K.


Many Villanova grads end up living in Philadelphia, Pa., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Villanova grads also flock to Chicago, Ill., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $105K). On the far end of the pay scale, Villanova alumni often reside in Portland, Ore., which is home to the lowest pay at $42K. New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is West Chester, Pa.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) earns Villanova students the most money after college (an average $120K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $41K on average per year.


For former Wildcats, proficiency in Performance Management warrants a paycheck that is 12 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Villanova alumni, with about one in six grads reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Employee Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most former students, and dental insurance is issued to most survey participants as well. Most graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Villanova University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Arcadia University grads (who make an average of around $67K) earn salaries most similar to Villanova alumni. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.

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