Average Salary for Bates College Alumni

Bates College, a school in Lewiston, Maine, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. The data for this snapshot was collected from Bates graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Bates College Alumni

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About This School

2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240



Private School, Liberal Arts

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Former Bates students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the legal services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Bates is approximately $66K.


In the Bates alumni professional community, Business Analysts make the highest median pay ($61K).


Many Bates grads end up living in Boston, Mass., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Bates students living and working in Hartford, Conn. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $68K. On the far end of the pay scale, Bates alumni often reside in Denver, Colo., which is home to the lowest pay at $40K. New York, N.Y. and Portland, Maine are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Bates alumni are those with a High School Diploma — they earn close to about $149K on average per year. Those holding a B.A. in English Literature are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $50K on average per year.


Bates alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Research Analysis translates into above-average pay for Bates College grads — they earn 17 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-fourth of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a strong majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. Most alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Bates College alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $63K for Marlboro College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bates grads. Other schools similar to Bates include Bowdoin College, Colby College, and College of the Atlantic.

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Key Stats for Bates College


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$39,355 - $83,524
$42,500 - $98,264

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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