The health care industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Iona grads find work. The most popular field is the financial services industry. Graduates of Iona earn $70K on average.
The Iona alumni who make the most are Chief Financial Officers; they report a median pay of $173K. Financial Controllers and Executive Assistants draw in a fair amount as well — $90K and around $70K, respectively. On the lower end, Marketing Coordinators report making $44K.
Many Iona students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. The top-paying city popular with Iona alumni is Greenwich, Conn., which offers a median salary of about $90K. Living in New Rochelle after college is common among Iona College grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay (approximately $44K). In addition, Iona grads flock to neighboring White Plains, N.Y. as well as Stamford, Conn.
Among the highest-paid Iona alumni are those with a Master of Health Administration (MHA) — they earn close to $129K on average per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resources Management (HRM) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $45K per year.
Budget Management commands a pay premium of 19 percent for former Gaels. Iona grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and close to a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A fair number of alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of respondents, and a majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Iona College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.
Fairleigh Dickinson University grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to Iona alumni in terms of earnings. College of New Rochelle, Mercy College, and Manhattanville College are also similar to Iona.