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.

Read More

College ROI Report


20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 


Total 4 Year Cost 


Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report


Early Career Salary 


Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

46 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Graphic Designer
6 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
4 salaries
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
Accounting Analyst
3 salaries
Product Manager, Software
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 272
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

44 %

6 %

67 %

30 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


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.


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


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


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).


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.

Western Connecticut State University Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


49 %
51 %
$35,970 - $79,593
$35,403 - $77,092
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.