Western Connecticut State University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment, Western Connecticut State University is a university based in Danbury, Conn., and it's home to around 5,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

245th

20 Year Net ROI 

$412,000

Annual ROI 

9.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$92,200

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College Salary Report

379th

Early Career Salary 

$40,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$78,500

% High Meaning 

46 %

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Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Graphic Designer
6 salaries
$54,741  
   
Information Technology (IT) Manager
5 salaries
$75,396  
Recruiter
4 salaries
$35,396  
Accountant
3 salaries
$55,000  
Product Manager, Software
3 salaries
$105,625  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
$66,541  
Financial Controller
3 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jul 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the fast-moving consumer goods, wholesale industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the industrial gas manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Graduates of WestConn earn approximately $51K on average.

Gender

Female graduates of WestConn out-earn their male counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $65K versus $49K for men.

Jobs

The WestConn alumni who make the most are Financial Controllers; they report a median pay of $60K.

Locations

Many WestConn alumni remain in Danbury after graduation; roughly one in four grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. WestConn alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $110K. WestConn alumni in Stamford, Conn. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $45K. Graduates of WestConn also relocate to Norwalk, Conn., which is not far away, and Somers, N.Y.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting from WestConn can rake in a whopping average about $109K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in Mathematics offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($47K).

Skills

Many former WestConn students are familiar with Project Management, and around one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 153 percent for former Colonials. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly less than half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. To plan for old age, a large number of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a fair number of former students accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Western Connecticut State University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for SUNY at Fredonia grads is about $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
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$35,970 - $79,593
Salary
$35,403 - $77,092
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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