Graduates of Pace go into the health care industry, the retail industry, and IT services, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. Former Pace students do not typically enter the marketing, advertising, and media management industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Pace alumni rake in larger-than-average salaries, and they also score high on the SATs. Following graduation, Pace students earn an average of $79K.
Male graduates of Pace out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $94K versus $57K for women.
The most generous salaries among Pace alumni are reportedly earned by Certified Scrummasters, whose median earnings come to $132K, followed by Senior Business Continuity Associates (approximately $103K) and Corporate Controllers ($85K). Administrative Assistants pick up about $46K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
Close to one-half of Pace grads stay in New York, N.Y., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($78K). However, Pace grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to White Plains, N.Y. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $130K. Nashville, Tenn. is also a common pick among Pace grads, along with Jersey City, N.J.
Financial compensation is highest for Pace grads with a Bachelor's Degree, Finance (average earnings climb to $149K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $47K per year.
Competency in Agile Software Development translates into above-average pay for Pace University grads — they earn 64 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among Pace alumni, with just under one in five grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Budget Management are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A large number of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a strong majority of graduates get dental coverage. Pace University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
St John's University grads report the most similar salaries to Pace alums, earning about $68K on average. Other schools similar to Pace include New School, Seton Hall University, and Adelphi University.