Pay equity is a critical issue in the workforce and for Higher Education. Steppingblocks previously explored the R2 universities producing the highest earning female graduates. as well as outcomes for universities across the country. We've elected to expand this analysis to explore the post-graduation outcomes for female graduates under 40 years old living in the United States. These rankings also represent our latest dataset (updated quarterly).
How did we generate this data?
To understand how we generated this report, you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education and workforce outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 135 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion career milestones.
For this analysis, we explored the post-graduation outcomes of high earning female graduates under 40 from Big Sky Conference institutions. This allows us to generate the provided data points and understand the impact of these colleges and universities. We leveraged the following variables:
Age: Individuals identified as <40 years old in the Steppingblocks dataset.
Average Salary: Using Steppingblocks' salary calculations, we identified individuals with a salary of more than $100,000.
Gender: Individuals identified as Female in the Steppingblocks dataset.
Universities: Each university in the Big Sky Conference.
Top Industries: The top industries by volume for high-earning female graduates from each university.
Top Employers: The top employers by volume for high-earning female graduates from each university. Note: Institutions are very frequently one of their own top employers and have been excluded from the list of top employers.
Would you like more information about your institutions alumni data and graduate outcomes? Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more.
Big Sky Conference
Eastern Washington University
Average Salary: $127,283
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education, Retail
Top Employers: Amazon, Eastern Washington University, Multicare Health System, Providence Health & Services, Bristol Myers Squibb
University of Idaho
Average Salary: $127,084
Top Industries: Information Technology, Education, Healthcare, Services, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: SEL LATAM, Amazon, St. Luke’s Health System, University of Idaho, Avista
Idaho State University
Average Salary: $126,494
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Retail, Finance, Research
Top Employers: St. Luke’s Health System, Battelle Energy Alliance, Intermountain Healthcare, College of Western Idaho, Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services
University of Montana
Average Salary: $126,691
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Retail, Services
Top Employers: Billings Clinic, Advanced Technology Group (ATG), Amazon, ClassPass, Cognizant
Montana State University
Average Salary: $128,485
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education, Services
Top Employers: Billings Clinic, Bozeman Health, Community Medical Center, Boeing, First Interstate
Northern Arizona University
Average Salary: $125,474
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Hospitality, Finance
Top Employers: Banner Health, Arizona State University, Marriott International, Amazon, Deloitte
University of Northern Colorado
Average Salary: $126,115
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality
Top Employers: Banner Health, UC Health, Amazon, CVS Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Portland State University
Average Salary: $126,608
Top Industries: Information Technology, Healthcare, Education, Finance, Government
Top Employers: Intel Corporation, Nike, State of Oregon, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente
Weber State University
Average Salary: $126,574
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology, Defense & Space
Top Employers: Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah, HCA Mountain Division, HCA Healthcare, Fidelity Investments
How are you leveraging graduate outcomes data?
Graduation outcomes have become increasingly important to higher education. Universities across the country are leveraging outcomes data to make strategic decisions or support their student success initiatives.
For example, Florida International University is leveraging data in their efforts to support alumni success. Georgia State is putting data-driven career roadmaps in the hands of every student as part of their leadership on the Taskforce of Higher Education and Opportunity.
Interested in how you could leverage Steppingblocks? Explore now.
Where do you rank?
Want to see where your institution ranks or to see how we developed these rankings in real time? Get a free consultation for student success, and we’ll show you a lifetime of graduate outcomes data in seconds.
Photo by Steppingblocks.