Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Eastern alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. Eastern graduates see an average starting salary of $45K.
In the Eastern alumni community, women make a median salary of $112K compared to their male counterparts, who earn about $54K.
Willimantic, Conn. is a hub for Eastern graduates — a large number call this city home.
Among the highest-paid Eastern alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting — they earn close to around $112K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $54K per year.
Former Warriors with Project Management experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Many former Eastern students are familiar with Project Management, and approximately one-third of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Some students — roughly half of the alums — are paid for vacation time as well as sick leave. It is no small feat that almost all respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of alums accept dental insurance. Almost all graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Eastern Connecticut State University grads include life insurance, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.
Among alumni of similar schools, Johnson State College grads (who make an average of $47K) earn salaries most similar to Eastern alumni. Other schools similar to Eastern include SUNY College at Oneonta, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY at Geneseo.