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Average Salary for Fitchburg State College Alumni

Ranked in the top 24 percent of universities by ROI, Fitchburg State University is a university based in Fitchburg, Mass., home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Fitchburg State alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

316
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

115
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

292
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$42,000
Fitchburg State College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Project Manager, Web
2 salaries
$69,875  
   
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
$83,000  
Senior Business Analyst
2 salaries
$74,100  
Operations Manager
2 salaries
$95,000  
High School Teacher
2 salaries
$61,935  
Marketing Director
2 salaries
$50,980  
General Manager, Hotel
2 salaries
$129,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Fitchburg State College Details

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

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State Schools

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Industry

Former Fitchburg State students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including public K-12 education, IT services, and the education industry. Among Fitchburg State grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Following graduation, Fitchburg State students earn an average of $59K.

Jobs

Hotel General Managers win the contest for best-paid Fitchburg State alumni, typically making about $130K every year, though Operations Managers (approximately $95K), and Senior Software Engineers (around $90K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Secondary School Special Education Teachers — they bring in $53K.

Locations

Boston is a hot spot for Fitchburg State alum. Framingham is another hot spot for Fitchburg State grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $88K). Many former Falcons consider Fitchburg a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay ($41K). Nearby Worcester and Lowell also rank high on the list of cities for Fitchburg State grads.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Management leads to the highest pay for Fitchburg State grads (around $100K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $37K per year.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among Fitchburg State alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about an eighth of former students report doing so. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Falcons — they earn 65 percent more than their fellow graduates. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of alums, and a majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Fitchburg State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $60K for Central Connecticut State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Fitchburg State grads. Framingham State University, Salem State University, and Bridgewater State University are also similar to Fitchburg State.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1350 1660
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$33,935 - $84,375
Salary
$41,054 - $88,176
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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