Average Salary for Eastern Connecticut State University Alumni

Nestled away in Willimantic, Conn., Eastern Connecticut State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Eastern grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Eastern Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Business Manager
2 salaries
Senior Underwriter
2 salaries
Special Events Manager
2 salaries
2 salaries
Senior Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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About This School

83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 06226


State School

51 %

9 %

74 %

26 %

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Graduates of Eastern work in a variety of sectors including the insurance and financial services industry, the education industry, and the hotel industry. The most popular field is public K-12 education. Following graduation, Eastern students earn an average of about $50K.


The biggest paychecks among Eastern alumni are earned by Human Resources Managers — these former students make a median salary of $65K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Underwriters ($60K) and Underwriters (around $59K). Sliding in near the bottom are Business Managers, who report earnings of $47K.


Hartford, Conn. is a hub for Eastern graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former Eastern students living and working in Boston, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $102K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Eastern alumni is Norwich, Conn., which offers a median salary of approximately $44K. In addition, Eastern grads flock to neighboring New London, Conn. as well as New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $125K per year, former Warriors who have a B.A. in Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Sociology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $37K per year.


Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 67 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($84K). One in ten Eastern grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Operations Management, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than two-fifths of alums get vacation time, whereas just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of alums contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a fair number of alumni, and more than half of respondents also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Eastern Connecticut State University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, SUNY College at Oneonta grads (who make an average of about $50K) earn salaries most similar to Eastern alumni. Other schools similar to Eastern include Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, SUNY at Geneseo, and Johnson State College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1400 1660
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Eastern Connecticut State University


60 %
40 %
$37,181 - $70,044
$34,789 - $81,092
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

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