Bates College Alumni Average Salary

Around 2,000 people attend Bates College, a institution based in Lewiston, Maine. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Bates College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
Less than 1 year
2 salaries
1-4 years
7 salaries
5-9 years
5 salaries
10-19 years
4 salaries
20 years or more
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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About This School

2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Bates work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the business information services industry. A large chunk of former Bates students are employed in the legal services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of Bates is $66K.


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


Boston, Mass. is a hot spot for Bates alum. The top-paying city popular with Bates alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $80K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Bates alumni is Denver, Colo., which offers a median salary of around $40K. Nearby Portland, Maine and Los Angeles, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for Bates grads.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Bates alumni are those with a High School Diploma — they earn close to $149K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $47K per year.


Just under one in four grads report using Data Analysis as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Research Analysis commands a pay premium of 17 percent for Bates College grads. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in five survey participants are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. For this school, most former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of grads contribute to a 401(k). Bates College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Marlboro College grads is approximately $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of Bates grads. Bowdoin College, Colby College, and College of the Atlantic are also similar to Bates.

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Key Stats for Bates College


32 %
68 %
$39,355 - $83,524
$40,851 - $100,944
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 6 votes.
$57,391 - $94,500
$47,000 - $115,900

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