Western Connecticut State University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Western Connecticut State University. It is a university based in Danbury, Conn. that is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Western Connecticut State University Median Salary by Job


Graphic Designer
5 profiles

Financial Controller
4 profiles

Staff Accountant
4 profiles

United States (change)

Marketing Manager
3 profiles

Senior Accountant
3 profiles

Product Manager, Software
3 profiles

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257
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About This School

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826


State School

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The most popular professional field seems to be the financial services industry. Former WestConn graduates bring in $67K on average.


It is typical for many WestConn grads (just under a third of former students) to remain in Danbury, Conn., which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $65K). However, WestConn grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Stamford, Conn. — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of approximately $71K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) will compensate WestConn grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $81K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning about $50K.


Close to one-eighth of grads report using Data Analysis as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Organizational Development seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 79 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($121K). Experience with Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. Most former students report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and more than half of respondents accept dental insurance. Western Connecticut State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as flexible hours, gym / health club / fitness membership, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Suny Institute of Technology at Utica graduates, who earn $65K on average, make a similar amount to WestConn grads. Westfield State University, Worcester State University, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania are also similar to WestConn.

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Key Stats for Western Connecticut State University


68 %
32 %
$45,000 - $88,000
$44,890 - $90,234

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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