Around 6,000 people attend Suffolk University, a institution based in Boston, Mass. This summary is derived from information given by Suffolk University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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35 %

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Suffolk University Median Salary by Job


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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,149
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About This School

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770


Private School, Research University

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Former Suffolk University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the education industry, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Suffolk University make an average of around $59K.


Among Suffolk University graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Accountants, who haul in $65K on average. Next on the list are Marketing Managers and Interior Designers, bringing in $63K and about $57K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $40K.


Suffolk University alumni like Boston so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with close to one-half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $81K), is another of the most popular spots for former Suffolk University students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Suffolk University alumni is Cambridge, Mass., where earnings average approximately $52K. Other popular cities for Suffolk University alumni include nearby Waltham, Mass. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) leads to the highest pay for Suffolk University grads ($140K on average per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($37K).


Suffolk University grads with Financial Reporting abilities can expect to make 22 percent more than their former classmates (about $72K). Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Suffolk University alumni — just under one in five grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. A large number of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of alums as well. Additional benefits handed to Suffolk University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Simmons College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $61K, making them the most similar to Suffolk University alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Suffolk University include Emerson College, Lesley University, and Bentley University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1360 1680
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for Suffolk University


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 448 votes.
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