Average Salary for California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni

Ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment, California State University is a university based in Fullerton, Calif., and it's home to around 33,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Titans!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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About This School

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599

California State University Fullerton, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)


State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of CSUF go into the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the banking industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the aerospace and defense industry. CSUF graduates see an average starting salary of $55K.


The CSUF alumni who make the most are Chief Financial Officers; they report a median pay of $114K. Regional Sales Managers and Accounting Managers draw in a fair amount as well — about $102K and around $78K, respectively. Operations Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $46K.


Many CSUF grads end up living in Irvine, Calif., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Los Angeles, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $72K), is another of the most popular spots for former CSUF students. CSUF grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Fullerton despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $53K). Other cities of interest among CSUF alumni include nearby Orange, Calif. and Santa Ana, Calif.

Degree Major

Former Titans who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $102K per year. A B.A. in Public Relations & Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $43K).


For former Titans, proficiency in Microsoft Word warrants a paycheck that is 32 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office is a common skill among CSUF alumni — roughly one in six grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by California State University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

California State University grads report the most similar salaries to CSUF alums, earning approximately $58K on average. California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Dominguez Hills, and California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are also similar to CSUF.

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)


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$35,486 - $78,042
$39,257 - $92,428
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
$44,275 - $86,261
$36,999 - $87,383
$38,658 - $86,404
$33,237 - $79,700
$33,947 - $85,459

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