Stony Brook University Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 undergrads attend Stony Brook University, a school in Stony Brook, N.Y.. The school sits in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Seawolves!), but academics are extremely important, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SBU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Stony Brook University Median Salary by Job


Software Developer
10 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
7 profiles

Physician Assistant (PA)
6 profiles

United States (change)

Software Engineer
6 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
4 profiles

Registered Nurse (RN)
4 profiles

Operations Manager
4 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
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About This School

310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Stonybrook University


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

68 %

34 %

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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.

Degree Major

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.

Related Schools

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.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1690 2040
ACT Scores 26 31

Key Stats for Stony Brook University


46 %
54 %
$28,188 - $85,141
$48,454 - $82,892

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
$36,241 - $101,736

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