Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

Gonzaga University is a Roman Catholic school located in Spokane, Wash. with around 5,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Gonzaga University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
Office Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Specialist
3 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Social Media Manager
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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About This School

E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0001


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Gonzaga are found working in a number of different fields including the consulting industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Gonzaga graduates bring in $56K on average.


The biggest paychecks among Gonzaga alumni are earned by Human Resources Managers — these former students make a median salary of $79K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Social Media Managers ($64K) and Mechanical Engineers (around $59K). On the lower end, Staff Accountants report making about $44K.


Many Gonzaga grads flock to Seattle, Wash. It is also not uncommon to find former Gonzaga students living and working in San Francisco, Calif. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $75K. On the other hand, Gonzaga alumni who end up in Portland, Ore. receive the lowest median salary of $40K. Other common destinations for Gonzaga grads include close-by Spokane, Wash. and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will compensate Gonzaga grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $137K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Communication — their annual income amounts to $32K on average.


Approximately one-seventh of Gonzaga grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Bulldogs with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 39 percent more than other grads' salaries. Experience with Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly less than half of the respondents get vacation time, whereas just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. A large number of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Graduates of Gonzaga University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $57K for Seattle Pacific University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Gonzaga grads. Other schools similar to Gonzaga include City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and the University of Portland.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1090 1290
ACT Scores 25 29

Key Stats for Gonzaga University


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$35,020 - $72,075
$40,081 - $84,771
Less than 1 year
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5-9 years
10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
$40,953 - $78,526
$37,141 - $60,968
$26,962 - $56,010
$53,676 - $97,404
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