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

Students of California State University call Seaside home for four years. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former California State University-Monterey Bay students who took PayScale's salary survey.

California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$85,000  
   
Quality Assurance Manager
3 salaries
$85,000  
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
$38,000  
Marketing Coordinator
2 salaries
$35,000  
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$38,000  
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$42,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Details

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001

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

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Industry

California State University-Monterey Bay alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the information technology (it) systems design or integration industry, higher education, and the hotel industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. Unfortunately, former California State University-Monterey Bay students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. California State University-Monterey Bay graduates see an estimated starting salary of $49K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $44K on average compared to approximately $71K for male graduates.

Jobs

Among California State University-Monterey Bay alumni, those working as Quality Assurance Managers and Construction Project Managers report the highest median pay of around $85K, followed by Graphic Designers at $43K. Marketing Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $35K.

Locations

Home to a large number of California State University-Monterey Bay alums, Monterey is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Redwood City is also a common destination for California State University-Monterey Bay grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $87K. On the far end of the pay scale, California State University-Monterey Bay alumni often reside in Orange, which is home to the lowest pay at about $38K. San Francisco is also a top pick, as is San Jose.

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 $87K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.

Skills

California State University grads with Organizational Development abilities can expect to make 75 percent more than their former classmates (around $85K). California State University-Monterey Bay grads are usually competent in Customer Service, and one-sixth alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to most graduates as well. A solid majority of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Alumni of California State University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Fort Lewis College grads is $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of California State University-Monterey Bay grads. The Evergreen State College, Coastal Carolina University, and Christopher Newport University are also similar to California State University-Monterey Bay.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
840 1080
ACT Scores 18 23

Key Stats

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$33,221 - $61,173
Salary
$36,000 - $85,062
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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