Average Salary for Wellesley College Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Wellesley College, a institution based in Wellesley, Mass. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data 
Business Systems Analyst
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Executive Assistant
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Administrative Assistant
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Senior Software Engineer
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About This School

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Wellesley are found working in a number of different fields including software as a service (SAAS) development, the consulting industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most popular field is the education industry. The drugs or pharmaceuticals, wholesale industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Wellesley grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Graduates of Wellesley earn about $61K on average.


Among Wellesley alumni, those working as Senior Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $114K, followed by Business Systems Analysts (around $61K), and Copywriters ($52K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Administrative Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $34K.


New York, N.Y. is filled with Wellesley grads. With a median salary of approximately $79K, Los Angeles, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Wellesley grads. Wellesley alumni in Parsippany, N.J. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $48K. In addition, Wellesley grads flock to neighboring Boston, Mass. as well as San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

Wellesley students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to make the most money (approximately $102K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Psychology ($42K on average annually).


Slightly less than one-fifth of Wellesley grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Wellesley College grads with Marketing Communications experience garner salaries that are 26 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that most grads are given health coverage, and most former students accept dental insurance. Most alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Wellesley College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Saint Anselm College grads report the most similar salaries to Wellesley alums, earning $60K on average. Other schools similar to Wellesley include Pine Manor College, College of the Holy Cross, and Wheaton College.

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Key Stats for Wellesley College


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$36,599 - $77,680
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
$38,900 - $76,308
$37,095 - $95,000
$47,500 - $92,500

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