Average Salary for Wellesley College Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Wellesley College, a institution based in Wellesley, Mass. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Wellesley College Alumni

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Research Analyst
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Executive Assistant
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Business Systems Analyst
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Investor Relations Associate
2 salaries
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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About This School

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Former Wellesley students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the consulting industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. The software services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Wellesley grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Those with an education from Wellesley earn an average of $59K.


The most lucrative professionals among Wellesley alumni are Business Systems Analysts; they earn a median annual salary of about $61K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $53K and approximately $52K, respectively, are Directors of Non-Profit Development and Copywriters. Administrative Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $34K in this job.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for Wellesley graduates — a large number call this city home. Wellesley grads also flock to Seattle, Wash., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $85K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Wellesley grads is Washington, DC (median compensation is $54K). Nearby Boston, Mass. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for Wellesley grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) earns Wellesley students the most money after college (an average approximately $102K per year). Those with a B.A. in Neuroscience face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $40K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Wellesley alumni — close to a fourth of grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Program Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 35 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($80K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a large number of respondents receive dental plans, too. A large number of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Wellesley College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Saint Anselm College grads is $60K, making their salaries most similar to those of Wellesley grads. Pine Manor College, College of the Holy Cross, and Wheaton College are also similar to Wellesley.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1980 2270
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Wellesley College


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$35,676 - $76,523
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Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$36,950 - $75,631
$33,000 - $81,389
$54,045 - $61,674
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