Average Salary for Gonzaga University Alumni

Gonzaga University is a Roman Catholic university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Spokane, Wash., the school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Gonzaga University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Social Media Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Specialist
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Contracts Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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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The consulting industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Gonzaga grads find work. Among Gonzaga grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Gonzaga amounts to $56K.


Among Gonzaga alumni, those working as Human Resources Managers report the highest median pay of $79K, followed by Social Media Managers ($64K), and Mechanical Engineers (around $59K). Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $44K.


The most popular destination for former Gonzaga students is Seattle, Wash. With a median salary of $75K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Gonzaga grads. Gonzaga alumni in Portland, Ore. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $40K. Gonzaga alumni express interest in nearby Spokane, Wash. and Denver, Colo. as well.

Degree Major

Former Bulldogs who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and earn a median salary of $137K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($32K).


Approximately one in seven grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Bulldogs with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 39 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though a little less than half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in five survey participants receive paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a fair number of former students sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Gonzaga University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Seattle Pacific University grads report the most similar salaries to Gonzaga alums, earning about $57K on average. City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and the University of Portland are also similar to Gonzaga.

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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


52 %
48 %
$35,020 - $72,075
$40,081 - $84,771
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
$40,953 - $78,526
$37,141 - $60,968
$26,962 - $56,010
$53,676 - $97,404
$41,762 - $53,920

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