California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, California State University is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Fullerton, Calif. 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

281st

20 Year Net ROI 

$363,500

Annual ROI 

8.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$89,500

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College Salary Report

289th

Early Career Salary 

$42,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$82,500

% High Meaning 

49.0%

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California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
$61,204  
   
Accounting Manager
7 salaries
$77,580  
Marketing Manager
7 salaries
$65,003  
Marketing Director
6 salaries
$79,000  
Regional Sales Manager
6 salaries
$97,837  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
6 salaries
$140,000  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$80,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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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)

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State School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of CSUF head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the banking industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. A large chunk of former CSUF students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Following graduation, CSUF students earn an average of approximately $55K.

Jobs

CSUF grads who become Regional Sales Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $98K annually. However, Accounting Managers and Marketing Directors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $79K and around $63K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Operations Managers, who report earnings of $46K.

Locations

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 $73K), is another of the most popular spots for former CSUF students. Relative to other popular cities, Fullerton ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is about $52K); however, California State University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Graduates of CSUF also relocate to Orange, Calif., which is not far away, and Anaheim, Calif.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) from CSUF can rake in a whopping average $102K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Public Relations & Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $43K.

Skills

CSUF grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and about a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Word translates into above-average pay for former Titans — they earn 38 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a fair number of grads, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. 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

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

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
920 1130
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Salary
$36,101 - $79,100
Salary
$39,286 - $92,786
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
$45,220 - $86,048
$38,977 - $87,839
$38,400 - $86,794
$32,913 - $78,277
$40,725 - $93,693

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