Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

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. 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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

149
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

62
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

62
out of 346

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$27K$54K$81K
Civil Engineer
8 salaries
$55,920  
   
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
$52,072  
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
$52,215  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
$78,500  
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
$44,400  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
$80,000  
Social Media Manager
3 salaries
$63,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. A large chunk of former Gonzaga students are employed in the consulting industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Following graduation, Gonzaga students earn an average of $57K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Gonzaga alumni are earned by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners — these former students make a median salary of $92K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Managers (about $79K) and Social Media Managers (around $64K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Specialists who make an average of approximately $47K.

Locations

Seattle, Wash. is filled with Gonzaga grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of Gonzaga grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($93K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Gonzaga alumni is Portland, Ore., a popular place for former students despite its $40K average paycheck. Other common destinations for Gonzaga grads include close-by Spokane, Wash. and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

Gonzaga students with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can expect to make the most money ($137K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) ($38K on average annually).

Skills

Competency in Financial Reporting translates into above-average pay for former Bulldogs — they earn 37 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many Gonzaga grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly more than two-fifths of survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick time. It is no small feat that most survey participants are given health coverage, and a strong majority of alums accept dental insurance. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Gonzaga University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $55K 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.

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
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$34,954 - $73,223
Salary
$41,011 - $88,136
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
$41,533 - $88,072
$38,783 - $61,156
$26,962 - $56,010
$42,370 - $68,056
$54,099 - $102,000
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