Wellesley College Alumni Average Salary

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 participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Business Systems Analyst
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About This School

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Wellesley alumni find work in an assortment of industries including software as a service (SAAS) development, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the consulting industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. IT services is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Wellesley grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Former Wellesley graduates bring in $61K on average.


Among Wellesley graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in $114K on average. Next on the list are Business Systems Analysts and Copywriters, bringing in $61K and about $52K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of approximately $34K.


Many Wellesley students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common destination for Wellesley grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $79K. Though Parsippany, N.J. takes the cake for lowest pay among Wellesley grads (the median salary is around $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, Wellesley grads flock to neighboring Boston, Mass. as well as San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for Wellesley grads ($102K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $42K on average per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Wellesley alumni — roughly a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Wellesley College grads with Marketing Communications experience garner salaries that are 25 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Almost all alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to a large number of respondents, and the vast majority of graduates report health coverage. Wellesley College alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $59K for Saint Anselm College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Wellesley grads. Pine Manor College, College of the Holy Cross, and Wheaton College are also similar to Wellesley.

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Key Stats for Wellesley College


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$36,417 - $77,150
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Job Satisfaction

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$38,639 - $76,954
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$47,500 - $92,500

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