Western Connecticut State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 5,000 undergrads attend Western Connecticut State University, a school in Danbury, Conn.. The school sits in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. The data in this summary come from WestConn alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

176th

20 Year Net ROI 

$433,200

Annual ROI 

9.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$89,800

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College Salary Report

379th

Early Career Salary 

$40,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$78,500

% High Meaning 

46.0%

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Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Financial Controller
4 salaries
$89,677  
   
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
$64,438  
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
$56,970  
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
$52,381  
Account Director
2 salaries
$96,500  
Recruiter
2 salaries
$40,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
$91,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826

5,492

State School

44 %

6 %

67 %

30 %


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Industry

WestConn alumni can most commonly be found in the legal services industry, IT services, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from WestConn amounts to approximately $52K.

Gender

In the WestConn alumni community, women make a median salary of around $65K compared to their male counterparts, who earn $54K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among WestConn alumni are Regional Sales Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $108K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $97K and $90K, respectively, are Account Directors and Financial Controllers. Recruiters wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $40K.

Locations

It is typical for many WestConn grads (a little less than one-fifth of former students) to remain in Danbury, Conn., which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is around $53K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Hartford, Conn., a top-paying city for WestConn grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of approximately $101K). Other popular cities include New York, N.Y. and Stamford, Conn.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration leads to the highest pay for WestConn grads ($101K on average 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.

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among WestConn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in eight former students report doing so. Former Colonials with Account Management abilities can expect to make 31 percent more than their former classmates (about $68K). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of graduates, and most alumni report health coverage. Most grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Western Connecticut State University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for SUNY at Fredonia grads is $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of WestConn grads. Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania are also similar to WestConn.

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Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %
Salary
$34,335 - $87,850
Salary
$37,777 - $78,268
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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