The most highly represented industry among alumni is the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Former SBU graduates bring in around $68K on average.
Female graduates on average earn more than male graduates; the first group banks $80K per year, but the second group takes home only about $60K.
A Master of Science (MS) earns SBU students the most money after college (an average $88K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $37K per year.
SBU alumni are often well versed in Windows Operating System General Use, with roughly a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For former Seawolves, proficiency in C# Programming Language warrants a paycheck that is 41 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and C# Programming Language also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and two-fifths of alumni, respectively). Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most alumni receive dental plans, too. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Other benefits awarded to Stony Brook University alumni include a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Among alumni of similar schools, University of Connecticut grads (who make an average of $68K) earn salaries most similar to SBU alumni. CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are also similar to SBU.