Average Salary for Fitchburg State College Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Fitchburg State University, a university based in Fitchburg, Mass., is ranked in the top 24 percent of universities by ROI. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
High School Teacher
2 salaries
$61,935  
   
Marketing Director
2 salaries
$50,980  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
$50,980  
Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
2 salaries
$52,500  
Project Manager, Web
2 salaries
$69,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
United States (change)

About This School

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

4,245

State School

50 %

12 %

67 %

38 %


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Industry

Public K-12 education, the education industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which Fitchburg State grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Fitchburg State amounts to around $58K.

Jobs

In the Fitchburg State alumni professional community, Hotel General Managers make the highest median pay ($130K), though Operations Managers ($95K), and Senior Software Engineers (approximately $83K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Directors, making an average of $51K.

Locations

Boston is filled with Fitchburg State grads. It is no surprise that Framingham, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $97K), is another of the most popular spots for former Fitchburg State students. Fitchburg State University alumni often stay in Fitchburg following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salaries among popular cities ($41K). Other common destinations for Fitchburg State grads include close-by Worcester and Lowell.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Management will compensate Fitchburg State grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $100K per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $37K per year.

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Fitchburg State alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in seven former students report doing so. Former Falcons with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 67 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only half of the alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. A fair portion of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that most survey participants are given health coverage, and a majority of grads accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Fitchburg State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Southern Connecticut State University pick up average paychecks of $57K, which is closest to the amount made by Fitchburg State grads among similar schools. 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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Salary
$33,250 - $76,829
Salary
$40,420 - $85,666
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

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