California State University - Chico Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment, California State University is a university based in Chico, Calif., and it's home to around 15,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

167th

20 Year Net ROI 

$439,000

Annual ROI 

9.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,800

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College Salary Report

108th

Early Career Salary 

$49,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$93,300

% High Meaning 

48 %

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California State University - Chico Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Project Engineer
18 salaries
$68,734  
   
Project Manager, Construction
16 salaries
$85,000  
Operations Manager
14 salaries
$69,599  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
13 salaries
$64,791  
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
$64,597  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
11 salaries
$80,000  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
11 salaries
$125,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006

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About This School

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150

California State University Chico, California State University, Chico, California State University (CSU), Chico

em.csuchico.edu/admissions/

15,290

State School

56 %

15 %

85 %

36 %

Industry

Chico State alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the construction industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the public housing program industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in IT services. Median pay for those who graduated from Chico State amounts to $65K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $59K on average compared to $77K for male graduates.

Locations

Chico State alumni like Chico so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with close to an eighth of grads staying on to find permanent employment. Chico State grads also flock to Sacramento, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $119K). On the other end, Chico State grads flock to San Francisco, Calif., which actually offers the weakest median salary of approximately $50K. Close-by San Diego, Calif. and Roseville, Calif. are also desirable cities among Chico State alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Construction Management will compensate Chico State grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $94K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Geology are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.

Skills

Chico State grads are usually competent in Project Management, and just over a fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Wildcats who have experience with Construction Estimating can expect to make 50 percent more than other alumni ($98K on average). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. The vast majority of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that the vast majority of former students are given health coverage, and a large number of alums accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by California State University grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Boise State University pick up average paychecks of about $63K, which is closest to the amount made by Chico State grads among similar schools. California State University-Sacramento, Sonoma State University, and San Francisco State University are also similar to Chico State.

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Key Stats for California State University - Chico

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$35,234 - $102,695
Salary
$42,905 - $100,058

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

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