Ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment, Western Connecticut State University is a university based in Danbury, Conn., and it's home to around 6,000 undergraduates. The data for this snapshot was collected from WestConn graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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Graduates of WestConn go into the health care services industry, clinical care, and the banking industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former WestConn students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former WestConn graduates bring in $54K on average.


The most lucrative professionals among WestConn alumni are Human Resources Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $92K. Also near the top of the pay scale at approximately $76K are Financial Controllers and Information Technology Managers. Recruiters face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $38K.


More often than not, WestConn grads continue living in Danbury, Conn. (just under one-fifth of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($54K). WestConn alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Greenwich, Conn. where about $95K is the average pay. In addition, WestConn grads flock to neighboring Stamford, Conn. as well as Norwalk, Conn.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid WestConn alumni are those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing — they earn close to $216K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $38K per year.


WestConn grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Colonials with Project Management abilities can expect to make 38 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $75K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of alums, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of survey participants as well. Western Connecticut State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Longwood University graduates, who earn $54K on average, make a similar amount to WestConn grads. Other schools similar to WestConn include Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


57 %
43 %
$40,078 - $77,350
$40,285 - $86,378

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 236 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,783 - $88,415
$45,749 - $75,631
$38,785 - $96,145
$35,235 - $122,305
$43,631 - $79,094
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