California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni Average Salary

California State University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Fullerton, Calif., the school is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Titans!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

342nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$360,000

Annual ROI 

8.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$93,900

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College Salary Report

289th

Early Career Salary 

$42,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$82,500

% High Meaning 

49 %

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California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Staff Accountant
29 salaries
$46,573  
   
Senior Accountant
25 salaries
$66,509  
Marketing Manager
25 salaries
$67,532  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
22 salaries
$67,783  
Account Manager
21 salaries
$58,929  
Software Engineer
19 salaries
$83,077  
Office Manager
17 salaries
$41,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,878
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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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Industry

Graduates of CSUF go into the manufacturing industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the retail industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of CSUF is $56K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among CSUF alumni are reportedly earned by Human Resources Directors, whose median earnings come to approximately $103K, followed by Finance Managers ($84K) and Software Engineers (about $82K). Executive Assistants pick up $55K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Home to a large number of CSUF alums, Irvine, Calif. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former CSUF students often head to Los Angeles, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $73K in this top-paying city. Though median pay is subpar (around $44K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Fullerton after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Graduates of CSUF also relocate to Anaheim, Calif., which is not far away, and Santa Ana, Calif.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $108K per year, former Titans who have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Some college coursework with no degree ($36K on average annually).

Skills

Competency in Financial Reporting translates into above-average pay for former Titans — they earn 26 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among CSUF alumni, with around a sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A fair number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of alumni, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Alumni of California State University also take in 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 $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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Key Stats for California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$35,476 - $80,817
Salary
$38,679 - $93,570
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
$44,467 - $84,392
$36,125 - $87,119
$33,213 - $67,407
$29,100 - $73,250
$36,436 - $83,166

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