Average Salary for Bates College Alumni

Bates College, a school in Lewiston, Maine, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. 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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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 registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Bates students earn an average of around $66K.


Among Bates alumni, those working as Business Analysts report the highest median pay of $61K.


Boston, Mass. is a hub for Bates graduates — a large number call this city home. Hartford, Conn. is another hot spot for Bates grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $68K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bates alumni is Denver, Colo., where earnings average $40K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and Portland, Maine.

Degree Major

Bates students with a High School Diploma can expect to make the most money (approximately $149K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $50K.


Environmental Consulting commands a pay premium of 7 percent for Bates College grads. Many former Bates students are familiar with Project Management, and approximately one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-fifth of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in five survey participants for sick time. Most former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. Bates College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Marlboro College grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to Bates alumni in terms of earnings. 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
$43,243 - $94,500
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 7 votes.

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