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Average Salary for Western Connecticut State University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Western Connecticut State University, a university based in Danbury, Conn.. The school is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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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
Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
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Project Manager, Operations
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Account Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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Graduates of WestConn head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the industrial gas manufacturing industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The legal services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from WestConn amounts to $53K.


The most lucrative professionals among WestConn alumni are Regional Sales Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $104K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $97K and approximately $90K, respectively, are Account Directors and Financial Controllers. Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $47K.


Danbury is a popular place for WestConn students to settle after graduation, and just under one in five grads find steadfast employment in the city. Hartford, Conn. is also a common destination for WestConn grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $113K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by WestConn alumni is Stamford, Conn., where earnings average $41K. Graduates of WestConn also relocate to Norwalk, Conn., which is not far away, and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $94K per year, former Colonials who have a Master of Health Administration (MHA) are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $39K per year.


Former Colonials who have experience with Business Development can expect to make nearly double other alumni (around $104K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among WestConn alumni, with nearly one-tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. For this school, a strong majority of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Western Connecticut State University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Mansfield University of Pennsylvania grads is approximately $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of WestConn grads. Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Rutgers University-Camden are also similar to WestConn.

Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


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$30,893 - $81,006
$38,631 - $80,615
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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