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Average Salary for Bates College Alumni

Located in Lewiston, Maine, roughly 2,000 students call Bates College home for four years. With a liberal arts emphasis, this private university offers its students the pleasures of a well-rounded education. 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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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: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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About This School

2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240



Private School, Liberal Arts

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Bates alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the government industry, and the health care services industry. Among Bates grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of Bates typically earn $55K.


In the Bates alumni professional community, Assistant Plant Managers make the highest median pay ($64K), though Business Analysts (around $61K), and Underwriters (about $47K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Data Analysts — they bring in $43K.


New York is a hub for Bates graduates — a large number call this city home. Bates alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, which offers median salaries of approximately $62K. Home to the lowest median salary for Bates alumni is Denver, a popular place for former students despite its $40K average paycheck. Washington, DC and Portland are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A High School Diploma will compensate Bates grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $149K per year. A B.A. in History commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $36K.


One-sixth grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Bates College grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 22 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of former students, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Bates College alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Colby College graduates, who earn about $56K on average, make a similar amount to Bates grads. Bowdoin College, College of the Atlantic, and Middlebury College are also similar to Bates.

Key Stats for Bates College


43 %
57 %
$38,596 - $66,087
$34,920 - $84,500
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 21 votes.
$35,235 - $83,524
$52,000 - $110,000

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