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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College ROI Report

235th

20 Year Net ROI 

$414,000

Annual ROI 

6.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$190,000

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College Salary Report

162nd

Early Career Salary 

$50,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$89,000

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Gonzaga University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Financial Analyst
27 salaries
$54,813  
   
Mechanical Engineer
19 salaries
$62,026  
Attorney / Lawyer
19 salaries
$81,430  
Civil Engineer
12 salaries
$58,809  
Associate Attorney
9 salaries
$61,042  
Account Manager
8 salaries
$47,000  
Marketing Coordinator
8 salaries
$37,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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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

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats for Gonzaga University

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$32,640 - $80,275
Salary
$40,298 - $80,904
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$40,243 - $77,857
$31,511 - $61,286
$36,000 - $55,774
$43,654 - $69,832

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