Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Western Connecticut State University is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Danbury, Conn. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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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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Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
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Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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The health care industry, the industrial gas manufacturing industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which WestConn grads find work. The most popular field is the legal services industry. Starting salaries of around $52K are the median among WestConn grads.


Among WestConn alumni, those working as Regional Sales Managers report the highest median pay of $104K, followed by Account Directors ($97K), and Financial Controllers (approximately $90K). On the lower end, Recruiters report making about $40K.


Many WestConn alumni remain in Danbury after graduation; approximately one-sixth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. 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. Other cities of interest among WestConn alumni include nearby Norwalk, Conn. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for WestConn grads with a Master of Health Administration (MHA) (average earnings climb to $94K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $39K.


Former Colonials with Business Development experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Many WestConn grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with about one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a strong majority of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of graduates accept dental insurance. Alumni of Western Connecticut State University also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Delaware State University graduates, who earn approximately $52K on average, make a similar amount to WestConn grads. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


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$31,276 - $81,444
$38,337 - $76,923
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 22 votes.

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