Average Salary for Wellesley College Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Wellesley College, a institution based in Wellesley, Mass. Undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is a key focus of the school. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Wellesley grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

553
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

165
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

72
out of 119

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,900
Wellesley College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Business Systems Analyst
3 salaries
$61,025  
   
Copywriter
2 salaries
$52,381  
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
$51,500  
Research Analyst
2 salaries
$41,212  
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
$114,000  
Investor Relations Associate
2 salaries
$48,000  
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
$33,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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About This School

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203

2,474

Private School, Liberal Arts

91 %

15 %

35 %

19 %


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Industry

Former Wellesley students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including software as a service (SAAS) development, the consulting industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the education industry. Very few Wellesley grads go into the software development industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Graduates of Wellesley earn $61K on average.

Jobs

Former Wellesley students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Software Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $114K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Business Systems Analysts (around $61K) and Copywriters (approximately $52K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of $34K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Wellesley alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Wellesley students often head to Los Angeles, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $79K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for Wellesley alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its $50K average paycheck. Nearby Boston, Mass. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for Wellesley grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Wellesley alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to $102K on average per year. A B.A. in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $42K.

Skills

Wellesley College grads with Strategic Marketing abilities can expect to make 13 percent more than their former classmates (around $69K). Approximately one-fifth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, approximately one in three alums report receiving the former, whereas just two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a large number of grads also receive dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Wellesley College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Saint Anselm College grads bring in salaries of around $60K, making them the most similar to Wellesley alumni in terms of earnings. Pine Manor College, College of the Holy Cross, and Wheaton College are also similar to Wellesley.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Wellesley College

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %
Salary
$36,813 - $77,150
Salary
Data Not Available
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
$69,600
$38,855 - $75,741
$37,095 - $95,000
$47,500 - $92,500

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