The software development industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Eastern alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Following graduation, Eastern students earn an average of $44K.
Female graduates of Eastern out-earn their male counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $68K versus approximately $51K for men.
The most popular destination for former Eastern students is Willimantic, Conn.
Eastern grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $112K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to $47K on average.
Between a fifth and a fourth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 152 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($112K). Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Some take advantage of an attractive benefits package; the larger part of graduates are paid for both vacation and sick time. Nearly all respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all former students receive health insurance, and slightly more than half of the alumni get dental coverage. Other benefits that Eastern Connecticut State University alumni receive are life insurance, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.
Johnson State College grads bring in salaries of around about $47K, making them the most similar to Eastern alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Eastern include SUNY College at Oneonta, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY at Geneseo.