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Universities Producing the Most High-Earning Female Residents in the West

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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. We've elected to expand this analysis to explore the post-graduation outcomes for female students living in the Western United States.


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 students in Western states. This allows us to generate the provided data points and understand the impact of these colleges and universities. We asked the following questions:

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.

Residency: Individuals identified as living in each Western State (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming).

Top Universities: The top undergraduate and graduate universities by volume for high-earning female residents of each state. Note: Some universities may report high volume for an out-of-state institution. Our analysis was based on residents of a state rather than where the university is located.

Top Industries: The top industries by volume for high-earning female residents of each state.

Top Employers: The top employers by volume for high-earning female residents of each state. Note: Institutions are very frequently one of their own top employers and have been excluded from the list of top employers.

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Would you like more information about your institutions alumni data and graduate outcomes? Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more. 

Alaska

Average Salary: $137,026
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Natural Resources, Finance
Top Employers: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Southcentral Foundation, GCI General Communication, Inc., Anchorage School District
1. University of Alaska Anchorage
2. University of Alaska Fairbanks
3. Alaska Pacific University
4. University of Washington
5. University of Alaska Southeast

Arizona

Average Salary: $135,424
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers: Banner Health, American Express, Wells Fargo, Intel Corporation
1. Arizona State University
2. University of Arizona
3. University of Phoenix
4. Northern Arizona University
5. Grand Canyon University

California

Average Salary: $136,761
Top Industries: Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Education
Top Employers: Kaiser Permanente, Google, State of California, Apple
1. University of California,Berkeley
2. University of California, Los Angeles
3. University of Southern California
4. San Jose State University
5. University of Phoenix

Colorado

Average Salary: $135,861
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers: UCHealth, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Centura Health
1. Colorado State University
2. University of Denver
3. University of Colorado Boulder
4. Regis University
5. University of Colorado Denver

Hawaii

Average Salary: $139,068
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Finance
Top Employers: Kaiser Permanente, US Army, Bank of Hawaii, The Queen’s Medical Center
1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
2. Hawaii Pacific University
3. University of Phoenix
4. Chaminade University of Honolulu
5. Kapi’olani Community College

Idaho

Average Salary: $134,469
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Finance
Top Employers: St. Luke’s Health System, Micron Technology, HP, Battelle Energy Alliance
1. Boise State University
2. Idaho State University
3. University of Idaho
4. University of Phoenix
5. Brigham Young University - Idaho

Montana

Average Salary: $135,928
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance
Top Employers: Billings Clinic, First Interstate, Bozeman Health, Benefis Health System
1. The University of Montana
2. Montana State University, Bozeman
3. Montana State University, Billings
4. Carroll College
5. Montana Technological University

Nevada

Average Salary: $135,872
Top Industries: Healthcare, Hospitality, Information Technology, Education
Top Employers: MGM Resorts International, Clark County School District, Renown Health, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
1. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2. University of Nevada, Reno
3. University of Phoenix
4. College of Southern Nevada
5. Western Governors University

New Mexico

Average Salary: $137,460
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Defense & Space, Information Technology
Top Employers: Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lovelace Health System
1. The University of New Mexico
2. New Mexico State
3. University of Phoenix
4. Central New Mexico Community College
5. Eastern New Mexico University

Oregon

Average Salary: $134,937
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: Intel Corporation, Nike, Providence Health & Services, Kaiser Permanente
1. Portland State University
2. University of Oregon
3. Oregon State University
4. Portland Community College
5. University of Phoenix

Utah

Average Salary: $133.700
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers: Intermountain Healthcare,State of Utah, Goldman Sachs, Zions Bancorporation
1. University of Utah
2. Brigham Young University
3. Utah State University
4. Weber State University
5. Utah Valley University

Washington

Average Salary: $133,473
Top Industries: Information Technology, Healthcare, Education, Finance
Top Employers: Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
1. University of Washington
2. Washington State University
3. Seattle University
4. Western Washington University
5. Central Washington University

Wyoming

Average Salary: $137,811
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cambell County Health, First Interstate, Ivinson Memorial Hospital
1. University of Wyoming
2. Casper College
3. Laramie County Community College
4. Colorado State University
5. University of Phoenix

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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.

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