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