Graduates of Gonzaga head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the retail industry. Former Gonzaga graduates bring in $62K on average.
Many Gonzaga grads end up living in Seattle, Wash., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Redmond, Wash. is another hot spot for Gonzaga grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $110K). Gonzaga University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Spokane despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($52K). Alumni express interest in Portland, Ore. and Denver, Colo. as well.
With a median annual earnings of $113K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $55K.
Former Bulldogs who have experience with People Management can expect to make 59 percent more than other alumni ($98K on average). Project Management is a popular skill among Gonzaga alumni, with about a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and two-fifths of alumni receive sick leave. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and most alums accept dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to Gonzaga University alumni include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and gym / health club / fitness membership.
Among alumni of similar schools, Regis University grads (who make an average of approximately $65K) earn salaries most similar to Gonzaga alumni. Other schools similar to Gonzaga include City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University.