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Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than Gonzaga University, a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash., that is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by ROI. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This summary is derived from information given by Gonzaga grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

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Typical Early Career Salary

Gonzaga University Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Civil Engineer
10 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
4 salaries
Social Media Manager
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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Gonzaga University Details

E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0001


Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

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Gonzaga alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the consulting industry, the engineering services industry, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Gonzaga graduates see an estimated starting salary of $57K.


Mechanical Engineers and Finance Analysts win the contest for best-paid Gonzaga alumni, typically making around $63K every year. Other big breadwinners are Project Engineers (approximately $57K). On the lower end, Staff Accountants report making about $45K.


Home to a large number of Gonzaga alums, Seattle is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Washington, DC is another hot spot for Gonzaga grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $70K). On the far end of the pay scale, Gonzaga alumni often reside in Portland, which is home to the lowest pay at $40K. Other cities of interest among Gonzaga alumni include nearby Spokane and San Francisco.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will compensate Gonzaga grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $118K per year. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing offers the lowest annual financial reward (approximately $41K).


Gonzaga alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Financial Reporting seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 19 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $68K). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A strong majority of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A solid majority of alumni have medical plans, and a fair portion of graduates have dental insurance. Gonzaga University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Seattle Pacific University graduates, who earn $55K on average, make a similar amount to Gonzaga grads. City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and the University of Portland are also similar to Gonzaga.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1110 1390
ACT Scores 24 28

Key Stats

51 %
49 %
$32,847 - $73,000
$40,171 - $89,056
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
$36,524 - $82,088
$35,953 - $69,042
$28,200 - $57,990
$36,492 - $85,000
$32,215 - $97,375

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