Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than Western Connecticut State University, a university based in Danbury, Conn., that is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Financial Controller
4 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
United States (change)

About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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WestConn alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the industrial gas manufacturing industry, the legal services industry, and the retail industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from WestConn tend to make around $52K.


WestConn grads who become Regional Sales Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in approximately $104K annually. However, Account Directors and Financial Controllers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $97K and $90K, respectively). Recruiters wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $39K.


Danbury is a popular place for WestConn students to settle after graduation, and around a sixth of grads find steadfast employment in the city. The top-paying city popular with WestConn alumni is Hartford, which offers median salaries of $113K. On the other hand, WestConn alumni who end up in Stamford receive the lowest median salaries of about $40K. Other popular cities for WestConn alumni include nearby Norwalk and New York.

Degree Major

A Master of Health Administration (MHA) leads to the highest pay for WestConn grads (around $94K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration offers the lowest annual financial reward (about $39K).


Former Colonials with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 74 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $91K). WestConn alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with close to one-eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. For this school, a fair portion of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and most former students pick up dental plans, too. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that Western Connecticut State University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Indiana University pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by WestConn grads among similar schools. Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania are also similar to WestConn.

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


49 %
51 %
$30,120 - $81,094
$35,319 - $76,980
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
$35,235 - $75,243
$33,064 - $98,264
$31,447 - $71,216
$47,250 - $116,000

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