Average Salary for Fitchburg State College Alumni

Fitchburg State University is a university based in Fitchburg, Mass. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Fitchburg State College Alumni

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National Salary Data 
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About This School

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697


State School

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Graduates of Fitchburg State go into clinical care, the education industry, and the retail industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Public K-12 education registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Fitchburg State students earn an average of $54K.


Many Fitchburg State grads end up living in Boston, Mass., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Framingham, Mass. is another hot spot for Fitchburg State grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $97K). Fitchburg State University grads are so loyal to Fitchburg that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($47K). Other cities of interest among Fitchburg State alumni include nearby Worcester, Mass. and Leominster, Mass.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $122K per year, former Falcons who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $37K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Fitchburg State alumni — nearly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 43 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($77K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A fair number of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alums report dental coverage, too. 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 around $54K for University of Southern Maine 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.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1320 1620
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats for Fitchburg State College


57 %
43 %
$32,215 - $80,117
$40,238 - $84,497

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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