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Average Salary for Bates College Alumni

Founded in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College is an institution of higher learning for around 2,000 students. Students here pick up a private education with a liberal arts focus. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Bates students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Bates College Alumni

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Assistant Plant Manager/Operations
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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Data Analyst
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Bates College Details

2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240


Private Schools, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Bates are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the business information services industry. The majority of Bates alumni wind up in the financial services industry. Former Bates graduates tend to bring in $54K.


Among Bates alumni, those working as Assistant Plant Managers report the highest median pay of around $64K, followed by Business Analysts (about $61K), and Underwriters ($47K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Data Analysts, making an average of approximately $43K.


Many Bates students are Boston-bound following college. Bates grads also flock to Burlington, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $68K). On the other hand, Bates alumni who end up in Worcester receive the lowest median salaries of $43K. New York is also a top pick, as is Portland.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Bates grads with a High School Diploma (earnings climb to about $149K per year). Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in History are the lowest of the pack, earning around $36K.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Bates College grads — they earn 24 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among Bates alumni, with nearly one-sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-fourth of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. A strong majority of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a strong majority of grads are given health coverage, and a majority of graduates accept dental insurance. Bates College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Bowdoin College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $57K, making them the most similar to Bates alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Bates include Colby College, College of the Atlantic, and Middlebury College.

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Key Stats

44 %
56 %
$38,596 - $66,087
$35,020 - $82,231
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 22 votes.
$35,235 - $83,524
$52,000 - $110,000

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