Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

Western Connecticut State University is a school located in Danbury, Conn. with around 5,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. This report is based on the responses of WestConn graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
2 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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The legal services industry, IT services, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are just a few of the areas in which WestConn grads find work. Among WestConn grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from WestConn amounts to approximately $51K.


Among WestConn graduates, the biggest earners are Account Directors, who haul in $97K on average. Next on the list are Financial Controllers and Information Technology Project Managers, bringing in $90K and $64K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Recruiters, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $40K.


Upon earning their degrees, many WestConn grads prefer to remain in Danbury; in fact, just under a fifth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of WestConn grads is Hartford, Conn.; given its high compensation (about $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 around $41K. In addition, WestConn grads flock to neighboring Norwalk, Conn. as well as New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

WestConn grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $100K 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 approximately $39K.


For former Colonials, proficiency in Business Development warrants a paycheck that is 86 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among WestConn alumni, with roughly an eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of alums sign up for dental plans. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Western Connecticut State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

SUNY at Fredonia grads report the most similar salaries to WestConn alums, earning $51K on average. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


48 %
52 %
$31,609 - $83,167
$37,777 - $78,268

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
$36,703 - $74,811
$78,407 - $101,736
$36,000 - $100,000

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