Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Western Connecticut State University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Danbury, Conn., the school is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. This summary is derived from information given by WestConn grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Financial Controller
4 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
2 salaries
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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Professionally, the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the machinery and tool manufacturing industry are popular business areas among WestConn alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the legal services industry. Graduates of WestConn earn approximately $51K on average.


WestConn grads who become Regional Sales Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $104K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Account Directors and Financial Controllers; their salaries approach $97K and around $90K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of $47K.


WestConn alumni seem to appreciate living in Danbury, and approximately one in six grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Hartford, Conn. is another hot spot for WestConn grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $100K). Stamford, Conn. is a popular spot for former WestConn students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $41K. New York, N.Y. and Norwalk, Conn. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for WestConn grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $100K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration — their annual income amounts to $39K on average.


Former Colonials with Business Development abilities can expect to make double their former classmates ($104K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among WestConn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in ten former students report doing so. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of grads, and a strong majority of former students sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Western Connecticut State University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $51K for SUNY at Fredonia alumni, making their earnings most comparable to WestConn grads. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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