Gonzaga University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Gonzaga University is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Bulldogs!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This report is based on the answers of Gonzaga graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Financial Analyst
29 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
20 salaries
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Account Manager
11 salaries
Civil Engineer
11 salaries
Operations Manager
9 salaries
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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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Gonzaga alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the consulting industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of Gonzaga earn around $58K on average.


The Gonzaga alumni who make the most are Senior Estimators; they report a median pay of about $85K. Human Resources Managers and Marketing Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $72K and $69K, respectively. Underwriters wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $42K.


Seattle, Wash. is a hub for Gonzaga graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $108K), is another of the most popular spots for former Gonzaga students. 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. Other cities of interest among Gonzaga alumni include nearby Spokane, Wash. and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) earns Gonzaga students the most money after college (an average around $108K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning about $32K.


Gonzaga alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one-sixth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 28 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alumni are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to most alumni as well. Most graduates allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Gonzaga University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Portland grads is approximately $57K, making their salaries most similar to those of Gonzaga grads. City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University are also similar to Gonzaga.

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