The health insurance industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Eastern grads find work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Eastern make an average of $52K.
IT Business Analysts win the contest for best-paid Eastern alumni, making approximately $103K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($69K), and Financial Analysts (around $55K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $37K.
A large number of students head to Boston, Mass. after college. Hartford, Conn. is also a common destination for Eastern grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $69K. New London, Conn. is a popular spot for former Eastern students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $45K. Eastern alumni express interest in nearby Norwich, Conn. and New York, N.Y. as well.
Eastern grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Organizational Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $128K per year. A B.A. in Sociology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $30K.
Former Warriors who have experience with People Management can expect to make 27 percent more than other alumni (approximately $66K on average). Around an eighth of Eastern grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A fair number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A strong majority of alums receive health insurance, and more than half of respondents get dental coverage. Eastern Connecticut State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
Among alumni of similar schools, SUNY at Geneseo grads (who make an average of $53K) earn salaries most similar to Eastern alumni. Other schools similar to Eastern include SUNY College at Oneonta, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and Johnson State College.