Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Western Connecticut State University is a school located in Danbury, Conn. with around 5,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Financial Controller
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Account Director
2 salaries
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
2 salaries
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
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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 marketing, advertising, and media management industry are popular business areas among WestConn alumni. Among WestConn grads, the legal services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from WestConn amounts to around $52K.


Regional Sales Managers win the contest for best-paid WestConn alumni, making approximately $108K on average every year, though Account Directors (about $97K), and Financial Controllers ($90K) are not far behind. Salaries are anything but generous for Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $47K.


Graduates of WestConn seem to enjoy living in Danbury, and just under one-fifth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Another city that attracts a wealth of WestConn grads is Hartford, Conn.; given its high compensation ($100K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with WestConn alumni is Stamford, Conn., which offers a median salary of $41K. Nearby Norwalk, Conn. is also a top pick for WestConn grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

WestConn students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money (about $100K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (around $39K on average annually).


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among WestConn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about an eighth of former students report doing so. For former Colonials, proficiency in Account Management warrants a paycheck that is 31 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). It is no small feat that a large number of graduates are given health coverage, and a fair number of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Western Connecticut State University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

SUNY at Fredonia grads report the most similar salaries to WestConn alums, earning $51K on average. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


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$31,850 - $86,358
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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