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Average Salary for Central Washington University (CWU) Alumni

Located in Ellensburg, Wash., roughly 11,000 students call Central Washington University home for four years. The data for this synopsis comes from former CWU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

446
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

168
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

159
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,000
Central Washington University (CWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Financial Controller
13 salaries
$73,094  
   
Project Engineer
8 salaries
$55,287  
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
$45,000  
Accounting Manager
7 salaries
$65,000  
Administrative Assistant
6 salaries
$36,493  
Senior Accountant
6 salaries
$65,918  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
$42,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 425
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Central Washington University (CWU) Details

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501

www.cwu.edu

Central Washington University

www.cwu.edu/~cwuadmis/

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Industry

The construction industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the software development industry are just a few of the areas in which CWU grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Former CWU graduates tend to bring in $55K.

Gender

In the CWU alumni community, men make a median salary of around $63K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $52K.

Jobs

Among CWU graduates, the biggest earners are Financial Controllers, who haul in $72K on average. Next on the list are Senior Accountants and Accounting Managers, bringing in approximately $66K and $63K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Administrative Assistants, who report earnings of about $36K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former CWU students is Seattle. Yakima is also a common destination for CWU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $67K. Home to the lowest median salary for CWU alumni is Tacoma, a popular place for former students despite its about $50K average paycheck. Other popular cities for CWU alumni include nearby Bellevue and Redmond.

Degree Major

CWU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Economics can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $86K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $42K per year.

Skills

Former Wildcats who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 37 percent more than other alumni (around $75K on average). Around one in six grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Reporting are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of former students as well. Graduates of Central Washington University are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Minot State University graduates, who earn $55K on average, make a similar amount to CWU grads. Western Oregon University, Montana State University-Billings, and Humboldt State University are also similar to CWU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1310 1640
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$31,748 - $71,975
Salary
$39,574 - $81,513
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
$79,500 - $94,100
$55,835
$96,000
$35,958 - $83,016
$32,681 - $77,598
$39,753 - $80,000
$43,448 - $72,951
$35,234 - $65,630

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