Average Salary for Fitchburg State College Alumni

Fitchburg State University, a school in Fitchburg, Mass., has roughly 4,000 undergrads. 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

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Fitchburg State College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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About This School

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697


State School

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Graduates of Fitchburg State work in a variety of sectors including clinical care, the health care industry, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be public K-12 education. Those with a degree from Fitchburg State make an average of about $55K.


Fitchburg State grads who become High School Teachers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $62K annually. However, Secondary School Special Education Teachers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $53K). Sliding in near the bottom are Information Technology Managers, who report earnings of $51K.


A large number of students head to Boston, Mass. after college. The top-paying city popular with Fitchburg State alumni is Framingham, Mass., which offers a median salary of approximately $97K. On the far end of the pay scale, Fitchburg State alumni often reside in Manchester, N.H., which is home to the lowest pay at $51K. In addition, Fitchburg State grads flock to neighboring Worcester, Mass. as well as Fitchburg, Mass.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $100K 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 about $37K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Fitchburg State alumni — around one in eight grads mention using it at work. Former Falcons with Operations Management abilities can expect to make double their former classmates ($110K). Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). A strong majority of alumni have medical plans, and the larger part of alums have dental insurance. Alumni of Fitchburg State University also take in life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Rhode Island College graduates, who earn approximately $55K on average, make a similar amount 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 1320 1620
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats for Fitchburg State College


56 %
44 %
$32,973 - $74,813
$43,179 - $83,175
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 16 votes.

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