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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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 408

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Eastern Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Senior Underwriter
2 salaries
Business Manager
2 salaries
Special Events Manager
2 salaries
2 salaries
Brand Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; public K-12 education, the education industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of Eastern alumni wind up in the hotel industry. Those with an education from Eastern earn an average of about $50K.


Male graduates of Eastern out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $60K versus $50K for women.


Former Eastern students with an interest in making money consider becoming Human Resources Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $65K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Underwriters (around $60K) and Underwriters ($59K). On the lower end, Business Managers report making approximately $47K.


Hartford, Conn. is filled with Eastern grads. Eastern grads also flock to Boston, Mass., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $102K). Though Norwich, Conn. takes the cake for lowest pay among Eastern grads (the median salary is approximately $44K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby New London, Conn. is also a top pick for Eastern grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $125K per year, former Warriors who have a B.A. in Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Sociology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $37K.


Former Warriors who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 67 percent more than other alumni ($84K on average). Project Management is a common skill among Eastern alumni — roughly an eighth of grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Operations Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick leave. A fair number of former students have medical plans, and the larger part of graduates have dental insurance. A strong majority of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Eastern Connecticut State University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Coppin State University grads report the most similar salaries to Eastern alums, earning about $50K on average. Other schools similar to Eastern include SUNY College at Oneonta, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY at Geneseo.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Eastern Connecticut State University


59 %
41 %
$36,824 - $70,942
$35,117 - $81,704
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 37 votes.

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