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. Replies from former WestConn students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Western Connecticut State University Alumni

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Graphic Designer
7 salaries
Product Manager, Software
4 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
Financial Controller
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264

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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


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The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Graduates of WestConn earn approximately $67K on average.


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 around $66K.


More often than not, WestConn grads continue living in Danbury, Conn. (slightly less than a third of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale (about $65K). WestConn alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Stamford, Conn. where $71K is the average pay.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) leads to the highest pay for WestConn grads ($81K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $51K.


Former Colonials with Organizational Development experience garner salaries that are 79 percent more than other grads' salaries. Financial Analysis is a popular skill among WestConn alumni, with approximately one-eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Payroll Administration command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of respondents can rely on paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of alums as well. A large number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Western Connecticut State University graduates also take advantage of flexible hours, gym / health club / fitness membership, optional telecommute / work from home, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Suny Institute of Technology at Utica grads bring in salaries of around $65K, making them the most similar to WestConn alumni in terms of earnings. 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


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$45,781 - $86,472
$44,890 - $93,538

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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