Western Connecticut State University Alumni Average Salary

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. The data for this snapshot was collected from WestConn graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Western Connecticut State University School Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


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Among WestConn grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from WestConn earn an average of around $68K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $83K, but the median for the latter is only $67K.


More often than not, WestConn grads continue living in Danbury, Conn. (one-fourth of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale (approximately $66K). However, WestConn grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Stamford, Conn. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of about $71K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) will compensate WestConn grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $81K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.


Proficiency in Organizational Development is common among WestConn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly an eighth of former students report doing so. For former Colonials, proficiency in Organizational Development warrants a paycheck that is 77 percent more than other alumni salaries. Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Most graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most former students are rewarded with health insurance and just over half of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to Western Connecticut State University alumni include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, gym / health club / fitness membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Alumni of Worcester State University pick up average paychecks of $71K, which is closest to the amount made by WestConn grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers University-Camden.

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


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$45,000 - $88,000
$44,890 - $93,538

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