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Average Hourly Rate for Bakersfield College Alumni

Bakersfield College is a university located in Bakersfield. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Bakersfield College Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Medical Receptionist
Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room
Office Manager
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Bakersfield College Details

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299

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Professionally, the oil and gas field services industry, clinical care, and the network and communications services industry are popular business areas among Bakersfield College alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Starting salaries of $47K are common among Bakersfield College grads.


Bakersfield College grads who become General Manager VPs garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $130K annually. However, Registered Nurses also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $74K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Parts Managers — they bring in $53K.


Bakersfield is a popular place for Bakersfield College students to settle after graduation, and more than half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Bakersfield is also a common destination for Bakersfield College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $65K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bakersfield College alumni is San Diego, where earnings average about $55K.

Degree Major

Bakersfield College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold an Associate of Science (AS), General Business and earn around $94K per year. Graduates holding an Associate's Degree, Business Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $37K.


Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 61 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($75K). Bakersfield College alumni are often well versed in Customer Service, with nearly one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A fair portion of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Bakersfield College grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Los Angeles City College pick up average paychecks of $48K, which is closest to the amount made by Bakersfield College grads among similar schools. Cerro Coso Community College, Porterville College, and Moorpark College are also similar to Bakersfield College.

Test Scores

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Key Stats

56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$11 - $24
Hourly Rate
$9 - $22
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

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Similar Schools

Cerro Coso Community College
Porterville College
Moorpark College
Los Angeles Mission College
Ventura College
Reedley College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Oxnard College
Los Angeles Valley College
Los Angeles City College

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