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

Founded in Bakersfield, Calif., California State University is an institution of higher learning for around 7,000 students. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

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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CSU Bakersfield alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the agriculture industry, the food manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from CSU Bakersfield is $55K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $53K per year compared to men, who earn $64K.


The CSU Bakersfield alumni who make the most are Environmental Health & Safety Managers; they report a median pay of around $94K. SQL Developers and Operations Supervisors draw in a fair amount as well — $75K and $55K. Special Events Coordinators pick up about $50K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Bakersfield is a city beloved by CSU Bakersfield alumni, and over one-half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. 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 approximately $99K. CSU Bakersfield alumni in Delano can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $53K. In addition, CSU Bakersfield grads flock to neighboring Los Angeles as well as San Francisco.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for CSU Bakersfield grads with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) (earnings climb to $103K per year). A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest annual financial reward (about $35K).


Microsoft Office is a common skill among CSU Bakersfield alumni — close to one-eighth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Sales Management translates into above-average pay for former Roadrunners — they earn 74 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; approximately half of the respondents report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. A solid majority of respondents have medical plans, and a fair portion of grads have dental insurance. A strong majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Graduates of California State University are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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)


53 %
47 %
$39,306 - $69,995
$35,479 - $79,982
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

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