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. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Roadrunners!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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)



State School, For Sports Fans

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Former CSU Bakersfield students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health insurance industry, the banking industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The agriculture industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of CSU Bakersfield is about $54K.


CSU Bakersfield grads who become Human Resources Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $55K annually.


One-half of CSU Bakersfield grads stay in Bakersfield, Calif., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($55K). On the other hand, CSU Bakersfield alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of around $95K. Nearby Sacramento, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. also rank high on the list of cities for CSU Bakersfield grads.

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. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $35K.


Nearly one in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) commands a pay premium of 62 percent for former Roadrunners. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. To plan for old age, a large number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of the survey participants as well. Other benefits awarded to California State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

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

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 15 22

Key Stats for California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB)


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$38,420 - $68,264
$35,479 - $84,507
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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