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

Located in Bakersfield, Calif., roughly 7,000 students call California State University home for four years. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Roadrunners!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Alumni
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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Special Events Coordinator
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Operations Supervisor
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Elementary School Teacher
2 salaries
Senior Accountant
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
2 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Details


9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099


Also Known As:

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

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State Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

39 %


7 %

% Stay In State:

88 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

61 %
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Former CSU Bakersfield students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the agriculture industry, the engineering services industry, and clinical care. The majority of CSU Bakersfield alumni wind up in the health care industry. CSU Bakersfield graduates see an estimated starting salary of $55K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $53K where the average male graduate hauls home $64K.


The CSU Bakersfield alumni who make the most are Environmental Health & Safety Managers; they report a median pay of around $94K. Information Technology Managers and Operations Supervisors draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $71K and $55K. On the lower end, Special Events Coordinators report making $50K.


CSU Bakersfield alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and a little more than half of grads find stable employment in Bakersfield. It is also not uncommon to find former CSU Bakersfield students living and working in New York — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $99K. On the other hand, CSU Bakersfield alumni who end up in Delano receive the lowest median salaries of $53K. Close-by Los Angeles and San Francisco are also desirable cities among CSU Bakersfield alumni.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid CSU Bakersfield alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance — they earn close to approximately $110K per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $35K.


CSU Bakersfield grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one-seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Roadrunners with Sales Management abilities can expect to make 60 percent more than their former classmates (about $88K). Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, slightly more than a third of alumni report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For this school, a strong majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. California State University grads are also lucky enough to receive 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.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 790 1020
ACT Scores 16 21

Key Stats



52 %

female alumni


48 %

male alumni
$39,306 - $69,995
$35,000 - $79,982

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

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