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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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

out of 408

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Fitchburg State College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
2 salaries
High School Teacher
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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About This School

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697


State School

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12 %

67 %

38 %

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Graduates of Fitchburg State are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, clinical care, and the education industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is public K-12 education. Graduates of Fitchburg State earn $55K on average.


Among Fitchburg State alumni, those working as High School Teachers report the highest median pay of $62K, followed by Secondary School Special Education Teachers ($53K). Information Technology Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $51K in this job.


Many Fitchburg State grads end up living in Boston, Mass., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Fitchburg State alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Framingham, Mass., which offers a median salary of approximately $97K. Fitchburg State University alumni often stay in Fitchburg following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (around $41K). Graduates of Fitchburg State also relocate to Worcester, Mass., which is not far away, and Lowell, Mass.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $100K per year, former Falcons who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor's Degree, Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $37K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Fitchburg State alumni, with close to one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Falcons — they earn double their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of alumni contribute to a 401(k). A fair number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Fitchburg State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Rhode Island College grads (who make an average of $55K) earn salaries most similar to Fitchburg State alumni. 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 1320 1620
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats for Fitchburg State College


55 %
45 %
$34,052 - $71,886
$41,222 - $81,019
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 18 votes.

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