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Average Hourly Rate for Bakersfield College Alumni

Students of Bakersfield College call Bakersfield home for four years. The data for this synopsis comes from former Bakersfield College students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Bakersfield College Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist
Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Medical Receptionist
Office Manager
Drafter Design
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
United States (change)

About This School

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299

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Graduates of Bakersfield College work in a variety of sectors including the oil and gas field services industry, clinical care, and the network and communications services industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Graduates of Bakersfield College typically earn around $47K.


The most lucrative professionals among Bakersfield College alumni are General Manager VPs; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $130K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at about $74K are Registered Nurses. Parts Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $53K in this job.


Bakersfield College alumni typically remain in Bakersfield, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and a majority of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Bakersfield is also a common destination for Bakersfield College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $68K. On the other end, Bakersfield College grads flock to San Diego, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $55K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Bakersfield College grads with an Associate of Science (AS), General Business (earnings climb to $94K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with an Associate's Degree, Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $37K per year.


Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Bakersfield College grads — they earn 63 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many Bakersfield College grads have knowledge of Customer Service, with about one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just two-fifths of alumni for sick time. A fair portion of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Bakersfield College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and company car / automobile.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $46K for Oxnard College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bakersfield College grads. Other schools similar to Bakersfield College include Cerro Coso Community College, Porterville College, and Moorpark College.

Key Stats for Bakersfield College


55 %
45 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $24
Hourly Rate
$9 - $22
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

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Cerro Coso Community College
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Moorpark College
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Oxnard College
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