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. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This report is based on the answers of Gonzaga graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Financial Analyst
24 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
17 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
16 salaries
Civil Engineer
12 salaries
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Operations Manager
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 703

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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 insurance and financial services industry, the engineering services industry, and the biotechnology research and development industry. The most popular field is the software development industry. The average salary for a grad from Gonzaga is about $63K.


Seattle, Wash. is a hot spot for Gonzaga alum. Gonzaga alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Redmond, Wash., which offers a median salary of around $110K. Gonzaga University grads are so loyal to Spokane that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($51K). Portland, Ore. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $113K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) ($55K on average annually).


Gonzaga grads are usually competent in Project Management, and one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Bulldogs with People Management experience garner salaries that are 56 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, the vast majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to almost all alums, and dental insurance is issued to a large number of alumni as well. Gonzaga University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of Portland grads report the most similar salaries to Gonzaga alums, earning $65K on average. City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University are also similar to Gonzaga.

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