Manhattan College is a Roman Catholic university based in Riverdale, N.Y. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Jaspers!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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46 %

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Manhattan College Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 14 Sep 2019
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About This School

4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4098


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Manhattan alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the engineering services industry, the consulting industry, and the civil engineering services industry. The most popular field is the construction industry. In line with impressive SAT scores, Manhattan grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Median pay for those who graduated from Manhattan amounts to approximately $75K.


The most lucrative professionals among Manhattan alumni are Engineering Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $92K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $87K and about $78K, respectively, are Operations Managers and Electrical Engineers. Financial Analysts pick up $58K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Manhattan students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. Boston, Mass. is another hot spot for Manhattan grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $83K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Manhattan grads is West Orange, N.J. (median compensation is around $48K). In addition, Manhattan grads flock to neighboring White Plains, N.Y. as well as Albany, N.Y.

Degree Major

Former Jaspers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and earn a median salary of about $200K per year. A Master of Arts (MA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $51K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Manhattan alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-fourth of former students report doing so. Former Jaspers who have experience with People Management can expect to make 32 percent more than other alumni ($99K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Most survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most graduates, and a fair number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Manhattan College grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Anna Maria College grads is approximately $75K, making their salaries most similar to those of Manhattan grads. Other schools similar to Manhattan include Wagner College, Misericordia University, and Salve Regina University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1470 1780
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Manhattan College


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 315 votes.
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