Gonzaga University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Gonzaga University. It is a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash. that is ranked 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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

149th

20 Year Net ROI 

$449,700

Annual ROI 

6.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$183,300

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College Salary Report

162nd

Early Career Salary 

$50,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$89,000

% High Meaning 

53.0%

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Gonzaga University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
$56,222  
   
Human Resources (HR) Manager
5 salaries
$73,364  
Office Manager
3 salaries
$44,000  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
$80,000  
Underwriter
3 salaries
$42,000  
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
$64,964  
Human Resources (HR) Director
3 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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About This School

E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0001

4,896

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of Gonzaga work in a variety of sectors including the consulting industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Gonzaga graduates see an average starting salary of $56K.

Jobs

Gonzaga grads who become Human Resources Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $79K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Mechanical Engineers and Social Media Managers; their salaries approach $65K and about $64K, respectively. Marketing Specialists wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $47K.

Locations

Many Gonzaga students are Seattle, Wash.-bound following college. Gonzaga alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $75K. On the far end of the pay scale, Gonzaga alumni often reside in Portland, Ore., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $39K. Graduates of Gonzaga also relocate to Spokane, Wash., which is not far away, and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) earns Gonzaga students the most money after college (an average about $137K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $32K per year.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Gonzaga alumni, with roughly one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Former Bulldogs who have experience with Financial Reporting can expect to make 36 percent more than other alumni ($77K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, a little less than half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, but only one-fourth of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Most grads receive health insurance, and a fair number of graduates get dental coverage. A large number of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Gonzaga University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Seattle Pacific University pick up average paychecks of around $56K, which is closest to the amount made by Gonzaga grads among similar schools. 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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Salary
$35,410 - $72,913
Salary
$40,065 - $83,802
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
$40,749 - $77,808
$36,837 - $65,000
$26,761 - $49,000
$53,676 - $97,404
$41,762 - $53,920

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