Attending Gonzaga University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Spokane, Wash., and it is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Bulldogs!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data for this snapshot was collected from Gonzaga graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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6.0 %

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48 %

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Gonzaga University Median Salary by Job





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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,382
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About This School

E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0001


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Gonzaga are found working in a number of different fields including the aerospace and defense industry, the consulting industry, and the manufacturing industry. A large chunk of former Gonzaga students are employed in software as a service (SAAS) development; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of about $62K are the median among Gonzaga grads.


The biggest paychecks among Gonzaga alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make around $80K on average per year. The next biggest paychecks ($68K) go to Marketing Managers and Senior Accountants. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Account Managers — they bring in $42K.


Many Gonzaga grads end up living in Seattle, Wash., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Gonzaga students living and working in San Diego, Calif. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $70K. Home to the lowest median salary for Gonzaga alumni is Bellevue, Wash., a popular place for former students despite its $55K average paycheck. Other common destinations for Gonzaga grads include close-by Spokane, Wash. and Portland, Ore.

Degree Major

Gonzaga students with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can expect to make the most money ($107K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Communication (approximately $42K on average annually).


Former Bulldogs with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 10 percent more than other grads' salaries. Gonzaga grads are usually competent in Project Management, and one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to most survey participants, and a large number of grads report health coverage. Most alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Gonzaga University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $62K for University of Portland alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Gonzaga grads. City University of Seattle, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University are also similar to Gonzaga.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1090 1290
ACT Scores 25 29

Key Stats for Gonzaga University


53 %
47 %
$38,747 - $82,422
$41,125 - $86,805

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 466 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,719 - $103,000
$54,669 - $73,981
$38,000 - $53,101
$87,897 - $120,000
$66,911 - $100,000
$40,755 - $80,016
$34,868 - $77,783
$41,846 - $80,753
$45,335 - $101,270
$41,500 - $96,052

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