Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Gonzaga University, a Roman Catholic university based in Spokane, Wash.. The school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Bulldogs!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data for this synopsis comes from former Gonzaga students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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
4 salaries
$53,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
$78,500  
Social Media Manager
3 salaries
$63,871  
Treasury Analyst
3 salaries
$50,315  
Contracts Manager
3 salaries
$56,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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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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16 %

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Industry

Gonzaga alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the consulting industry. The average salary for a grad from Gonzaga is $56K.

Jobs

Certified Public Accountants win the contest for best-paid Gonzaga alumni, making $80K on average every year, though Human Resources Managers (around $79K), and Social Media Managers ($64K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants who make an average of approximately $44K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Gonzaga alums, Seattle, Wash. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of $75K, Phoenix, Ariz. represents the highest-paid city popular among Gonzaga grads. On the other hand, Gonzaga alumni who end up in Portland, Ore. receive the lowest median salary of about $40K. Close-by Spokane, Wash. and San Francisco, Calif. are also desirable cities among Gonzaga alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Gonzaga grads with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (average earnings climb to $137K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Public Relations (PR) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $38K on average per year.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Gonzaga alumni, with about one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. For former Bulldogs, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 38 percent more than other alumni salaries. Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just over two-fifths of alumni report receiving the former, but only one-fifth of alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of grads receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that Gonzaga University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Seattle Pacific University graduates, who earn approximately $57K on average, make a similar amount 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
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$35,110 - $73,212
Salary
$40,820 - $87,191
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 69 votes.
$41,448 - $86,283
$38,115 - $60,091
$26,962 - $56,010
$42,370 - $68,056
$53,676 - $97,404
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