Software as a service (SAAS) development, the retail industry, and the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Gonzaga grads find work. A large chunk of former Gonzaga students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of $63K are the median among Gonzaga grads.
Female graduates on average earn more than male graduates; the first group banks approximately $76K per year, but the second group takes home only $63K.
Many Gonzaga grads end up living in Seattle, Wash., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Gonzaga grads is Redmond, Wash.; given its high compensation (around $110K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Spokane at about $51K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Gonzaga University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Portland, Ore. is also a top pick, as is Denver, Colo.
Financial compensation is highest for Gonzaga grads with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting (average earnings climb to $113K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $55K.
People Management commands a pay premium of 55 percent for former Bulldogs. Gonzaga grads are usually competent in Project Management, and about a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; almost all alums are rewarded with health insurance and a large number of alumni report dental coverage, too. Almost all survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Gonzaga University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.
Among alumni of similar schools, University of Portland grads (who make an average of $65K) earn salaries most similar to Gonzaga alumni. Other schools similar to Gonzaga include City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University.