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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.

Overall College ROI Rank

605
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

227
out of 476
 

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Research Analyst
6 salaries
$43,298  
   
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
$47,500  
Business Systems Analyst
3 salaries
$61,025  
High School Teacher
2 salaries
$47,453  
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
$52,500  
Copywriter
2 salaries
$52,381  
Investor Relations Associate
2 salaries
$48,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Wellesley College Details

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203

2,482

Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Sober Schools

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15 %

29 %

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Industry

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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 1940 2230
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats

Female
99 %
Male
1 %
Salary
$36,642 - $75,152
Salary
Data Not Available
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$96,000
$52,000
$54,750
$69,600
$38,855 - $74,369
$36,000 - $75,863
$42,000 - $61,042

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