Gonzaga University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment, Gonzaga University is a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash., and it's home to around 5,000 undergraduates. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Financial Analyst
21 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
19 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
16 salaries
Civil Engineer
13 salaries
Software Engineer
11 salaries
Account Manager
11 salaries
Senior Accountant
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 724

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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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Software as a service (SAAS) development, the retail industry, and the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Gonzaga grads find work. A large chunk of former Gonzaga students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of $63K are the median among Gonzaga grads.


Female graduates on average earn more than male graduates; the first group banks approximately $76K per year, but the second group takes home only $63K.


Many Gonzaga grads end up living in Seattle, Wash., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Gonzaga grads is Redmond, Wash.; given its high compensation (around $110K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Spokane at about $51K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Gonzaga University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Portland, Ore. is also a top pick, as is Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Gonzaga grads with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting (average earnings climb to $113K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $55K.


People Management commands a pay premium of 55 percent for former Bulldogs. Gonzaga grads are usually competent in Project Management, and about a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

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. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; almost all alums are rewarded with health insurance and a large number of alumni report dental coverage, too. Almost all survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Gonzaga University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Portland grads (who make an average of $65K) earn salaries most similar to Gonzaga alumni. Other schools similar to Gonzaga include City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University.

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