Average Salary for California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Alumni

California State University is a university based in Seaside, Calif. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by California State University-Monterey Bay alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$88,437  
   
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
$38,000  
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$38,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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About This School

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001

California State University Monterey Bay, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

5,306

State School

38 %

3 %

94 %

49 %


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Industry

The most highly represented industry among alumni is the grocery store or supermarket industry. For California State University-Monterey Bay alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Those with an education from California State University-Monterey Bay earn an average of $46K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $44K where the average male graduate hauls home around $65K.

Jobs

Among California State University-Monterey Bay alumni, those working as Construction Project Managers report the highest median pay of about $88K, followed by Human Resources Specialists ($38K). Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $38K.

Locations

Home to a large number of California State University-Monterey Bay alums, Monterey, Calif. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. California State University-Monterey Bay grads also flock to Redwood City, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $90K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among California State University-Monterey Bay grads is Orange, Calif. (median compensation is $38K). Other popular cities for California State University-Monterey Bay alumni include nearby San Jose, Calif. and Salinas, Calif.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid California State University-Monterey Bay alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management — they earn close to $90K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $33K.

Skills

Knowledge of AutoDesk seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are nearly double their former classmates' salaries ($90K). Many former California State University-Monterey Bay students are familiar with Customer Service, and nearly one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of grads contribute to a 401(k). A fair number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of graduates receive dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by California State University grads include life insurance, flexible hours, stock options, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Median pay for Fort Lewis College grads is approximately $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of California State University-Monterey Bay grads. Evergreen State College, Coastal Carolina University, and Christopher Newport University are also similar to California State University-Monterey Bay.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
860 1080
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$36,377 - $117,916
Salary
$38,783 - $88,510

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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