Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

Gonzaga University, a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash., that is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The data in this summary come from Gonzaga alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$47,600
Gonzaga University 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$31K$62K$93K
Civil Engineer
9 salaries
$54,937  
   
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
$63,346  
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
$52,215  
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
$91,835  
Social Media Manager
4 salaries
$64,265  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
$78,500  
Contracts Manager
3 salaries
$56,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
United States (change)

About This School

E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0001

4,896

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Gonzaga alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the consulting industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Graduates of Gonzaga typically earn approximately $57K.

Jobs

Gonzaga grads who become Certified Public Accountants garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in around $73K annually. However, Social Media Managers and Mechanical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $64K and $63K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in $53K.

Locations

Those with a degree from Gonzaga often relocate to Seattle after college. The top-paying city popular with Gonzaga alumni is Washington, DC, which offers median salaries of $70K. Home to the lowest median salary for Gonzaga alumni is Portland, a popular place for former students despite its $39K average paycheck. Gonzaga alumni express interest in nearby Spokane and San Francisco as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Gonzaga alumni are those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — they earn close to around $118K per year. A B.A. in Psychology offers the lowest annual financial reward (approximately $41K).

Skills

One in six 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 abilities can expect to make 20 percent more than their former classmates ($68K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Marketing Communications are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of former students participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of alumni receive health insurance, and a fair portion of survey participants get dental coverage. Gonzaga University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

George Fox University grads report the most similar salaries to Gonzaga alums, earning $57K on average. Other schools similar to Gonzaga include City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University.

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
$33,324 - $72,649
Salary
$40,335 - $89,226
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
$36,426 - $82,568
$36,571 - $61,477
$27,203 - $53,000
$32,215 - $97,375
$43,237 - $69,313

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