Hamilton College alumni can most commonly be found in software as a service (SAAS) development, the software development industry, and the consulting industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Hamilton College grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of around $65K are the median among Hamilton College grads.
In a competition to see who makes the most bank after graduating, those who become Software Engineers and Marketing Managers would definitely win; on average, these alumni haul in $72K every year. Close behind are Data Analysts (about $60K). Communications Specialists face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $35K.
Home to a large number of Hamilton College alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Hamilton College students often head to Cambridge, Mass. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $98K in this top-paying city. Seattle, Wash. is a popular spot for former Hamilton College students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at approximately $50K. Other popular cities include Boston, Mass. and Washington, DC.
Among the highest-paid Hamilton College alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing — they earn close to $167K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $39K.
People Management commands a pay premium of 34 percent for Hamilton College grads. Hamilton College alumni are often well versed in Data Analysis, with about one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of respondents as well. Most survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Hamilton College alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Marlboro College graduates, who earn $66K on average, make a similar amount to Hamilton College grads. Other schools similar to Hamilton College include Colgate University, Hartwick College, and Wells College.