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

California State University is a university based in Bakersfield, Calif. that is home to around 7,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Roadrunners!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

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



State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of CSU Bakersfield go into the health insurance industry, the banking industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The agriculture industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from CSU Bakersfield is $54K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at around $57K), close to one-half of CSU Bakersfield students still call Bakersfield, Calif. their home after graduation. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Houston, Texas, a top-paying city for CSU Bakersfield grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of about $95K). Las Vegas, Nev. is also a common pick among CSU Bakersfield grads, along with Delano, Calif.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) earns CSU Bakersfield students the most money after college (an average $103K per year). Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $35K per year.


Former Roadrunners with Sales Management abilities can expect to make 77 percent more than their former classmates ($96K). Approximately one-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

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, a large number of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of respondents pick up dental plans, too. California State University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $58K for California State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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.

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Test Scores

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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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$39,996 - $68,264
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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