Average Salary for Bates College Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Bates College, a institution based in Lewiston, Maine. Undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is a key focus of the school. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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The financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the government industry are just a few of the areas in which Bates grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, Bates students earn an average of about $59K.


Among Bates graduates, the biggest earners are Assistant Plant Managers, who haul in approximately $64K on average. Next on the list are Business Analysts and Underwriters, bringing in $61K and $47K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Data Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of $43K.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for Bates graduates — a large number call this city home. Bates grads also flock to Boston, Mass., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $68K). On the other hand, Bates alumni who end up in Denver, Colo. receive the lowest median salary of $40K. Washington, DC and Portland, Maine are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Bates College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a High School Diploma and earn a median salary of $149K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in History are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $36K.


Bates alumni are often well versed in Data Analysis, with slightly less than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Marketing Communications translates into above-average pay for Bates College grads — they earn 89 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Most respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Bates College alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Skidmore College grads report the most similar salaries to Bates alums, earning $60K on average. Bowdoin College, Colby College, and College of the Atlantic are also similar to Bates.

Key Stats for Bates College


35 %
65 %
$38,916 - $80,372
$35,895 - $89,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$35,745 - $102,194
$51,097 - $111,910

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