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Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Western Connecticut State University, a university based in Danbury, Conn., is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI. This report is based on the responses of WestConn graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Financial Controller
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3 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
3 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Western Connecticut State University Details

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State Schools

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WestConn alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the industrial gas manufacturing industry, and the retail industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the legal services industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from WestConn amounts to $53K.


Former WestConn students with an interest in making money consider becoming Regional Sales Managers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $104K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Financial Controllers ($90K) and Software Engineers (approximately $65K). Salaries are anything but generous for Recruiters, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $39K.


Upon earning their degree, many WestConn grads prefer to remain in Danbury; in fact, about a sixth of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. WestConn alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Hartford, which offers median salaries of around $113K. Stamford 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 $40K. Neighboring Norwalk is another common pick among WestConn grads, along with New York.

Degree Major

WestConn students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($100K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration offers the lowest annual financial reward (about $39K).


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among WestConn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one-tenth of former students report doing so. Former Colonials who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 71 percent more than other alumni (around $91K on average). Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most grads have medical plans, and a fair portion of grads have dental insurance. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Western Connecticut State University grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania grads (who make an average of $54K) earn salaries most similar to WestConn alumni. Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Rutgers University-Camden are also similar to WestConn.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
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Key Stats

49 %
51 %
$30,284 - $80,122
$35,661 - $76,980
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
$35,479 - $74,923
$33,064 - $98,264
$55,000 - $128,000
$31,447 - $71,216

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