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Average Salary for Wellesley College Alumni

Wellesley College, a sober school in Wellesley, Mass., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. A private, liberal arts school, students here have access to a wide variety of courses. This summary is derived from information given by Wellesley grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Wellesley College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Research Analyst
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Business Systems Analyst
3 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Investor Relations Associate
2 salaries
2 salaries
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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About This School

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


Private School, Liberal Arts

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The consulting industry, the market research industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are just a few of the areas in which Wellesley grads find work. Among Wellesley grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of Wellesley typically earn $54K.


The most lucrative professionals among Wellesley alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $114K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $61K and $53K are Business Systems Analysts and Directors of Non-Profit Development. Non-Profit Development Coordinators pick up about $42K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Wellesley grads end up living in New York, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. With a median salary of $89K, Seattle represents the highest-paid city popular among Wellesley grads. Wellesley alumni in Boston can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $51K. Other popular cities include Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) from Wellesley can rake in a whopping $95K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in Neuroscience is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $40K.


Wellesley College grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 29 percent more than other grads' salaries. Wellesley grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. A strong majority of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The greater part of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. Wellesley College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Pine Manor College pick up average paychecks of $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Wellesley grads among similar schools. College of the Holy Cross, Wheaton College, and Gordon 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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$36,642 - $75,152
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$38,855 - $74,369
$36,000 - $75,863
$42,000 - $61,042
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