California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) Alumni Average Salary

Around 7,000 people attend California State University, a institution based in Bakersfield, Calif. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Roadrunners!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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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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Graduates of CSU Bakersfield head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health insurance industry, the newspaper publisher industry, and insurance are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the agriculture industry. Those with a degree from CSU Bakersfield make an average of about $52K.


Close to one-half of CSU Bakersfield students choose to remain in Bakersfield, Calif. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $56K. 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 $101K). Las Vegas, Nev. is also a common pick among CSU Bakersfield grads, along with Delano, Calif.

Degree Major

CSU Bakersfield grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $87K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.


Former Roadrunners who have experience with Microsoft Office can expect to make double other alumni (around $105K on average). CSU Bakersfield grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and approximately one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to most graduates, and more than half of graduates also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to California State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

California State University graduates, who earn $58K on average, make a similar amount 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

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

Key Stats for California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB)


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$38,934 - $65,796
$34,765 - $84,507
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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