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Average Salary for Wellesley College Alumni

Wellesley College is a sober university based in Wellesley, Mass. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Students here enjoy the all the benefits of a private, liberal arts education. Replies from former Wellesley students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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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
6 salaries
Business Systems Analyst
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization
2 salaries
High School Teacher
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Wellesley College Details

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Sober Schools

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Graduates of Wellesley go into the market research industry, the consulting industry, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Starting salaries of $55K are common among Wellesley grads.


The most generous salaries among Wellesley alumni are reportedly earned by Business Systems Analysts, whose earnings come to $61K, followed by Directors of Non-Profit Development (around $53K) and Investor Relations Associates (approximately $48K). Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $33K.


Many Wellesley grads end up living in New York, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Seattle, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $89K), is another of the most popular spots for former Wellesley students. Though Boston takes the cake for lowest pay among Wellesley grads (the median salary is about $51K there), it remains a common destination for former students. San Francisco and Washington, DC are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) from Wellesley can rake in a whopping approximately $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.


Program Management commands a pay premium of 45 percent for Wellesley College grads. A little less than a fifth of Wellesley grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. The greater part of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of graduates receive dental plans, too. To plan for old age, a strong majority of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Wellesley College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Mount Holyoke College grads bring in salaries of around $54K, 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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1940 2230
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats

99 %
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$36,354 - $73,836
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Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
$39,007 - $73,698
$36,000 - $75,863
$48,500 - $79,000
$44,000 - $100,000

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