Graduates of Conn are found working in a number of different fields including the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and the health care industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Starting salaries of around $62K are the median among Conn grads.
There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $74K after graduating from Conn, the average woman earns only $56K.
The most lucrative professionals among Conn alumni are Executive Directors; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $79K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $58K and $50K, respectively, are Research Associates and Non-Profit Program Directors. Salaries are anything but generous for Wildlife Biologists, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $33K.
Boston, Mass. is a hot spot for Conn alum. Another city that attracts a wealth of Conn grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation (around $102K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Conn grads is Seattle, Wash. (median compensation is $41K). New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC are popular choices as well.
Conn grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $147K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Anthropology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $37K.
Conn alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with close to one-sixth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Strategic Planning translates into above-average pay for Connecticut College grads — they earn 50 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. A large number of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Connecticut College grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Compensation averages about $63K for Barnard College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Conn grads. Other schools similar to Conn include Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and Wheaton College.