Average Salary for California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Alumni

California State University, a school in Bakersfield, Calif., has roughly 7,000 undergrads. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Roadrunners!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The data for this snapshot was collected from CSU Bakersfield graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Alumni

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About This School

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

California State University Bakersfield, California State University, Bakersfield, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)



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Graduates of CSU Bakersfield work in a variety of sectors including the agriculture industry, the education industry, and the health care industry. The health insurance industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. CSU Bakersfield graduates see an average starting salary of $55K.


Among CSU Bakersfield graduates, the biggest earners are Human Resources Managers and Operations Supervisors, who haul in around $55K on average. Senior Accountants do well for themselves as well, making approximately $52K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $48K.


Graduates of CSU Bakersfield seem to enjoy living in Bakersfield, and roughly one-half of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. It is no surprise that Houston, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $95K), is another of the most popular spots for former CSU Bakersfield students. On the other end, CSU Bakersfield grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $52K. Other popular cities for CSU Bakersfield alumni include nearby Delano, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid CSU Bakersfield alumni are those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) — they earn close to $103K on average per year. Those holding a B.A. in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


Former Roadrunners with Sales Management abilities can expect to make 75 percent more than their former classmates ($96K). Roughly a seventh of CSU Bakersfield grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for just under half of the former students, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of alums receive dental plans, too. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Alumni of California State University also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for California State University grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of CSU Bakersfield grads. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State University-Northridge, and California State University-Los Angeles are also similar to CSU Bakersfield.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT writing score is not included.
790 1020
ACT Scores 15 22

Key Stats for California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB)


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$39,356 - $70,337
$33,935 - $81,000
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

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