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

California State University is a university located in Seaside. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

California State University - Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$85,000  
   
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$38,000  
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
$38,000  
Quality Assurance Manager
2 salaries
$85,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
United States (change)

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

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Industry

The grocery store or supermarket industry, higher education, and the information technology (it) systems design or integration industry are just a few of the areas in which California State University-Monterey Bay grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. For California State University-Monterey Bay alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Former California State University-Monterey Bay graduates tend to bring in $49K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $73K per year compared to females' $45K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among California State University-Monterey Bay alumni are Quality Assurance Managers and Construction Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $85K. Graphic Designers aren't slouches either, bringing in approximately $43K. Marketing Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $35K.

Locations

Many California State University-Monterey Bay students are Monterey-bound following college. Redwood City is also a common destination for California State University-Monterey Bay grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $87K. California State University-Monterey Bay alumni in Orange can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $38K. Alumni express interest in San Francisco and San Jose as well.

Degree Major

California State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and earn about $87K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to approximately $39K per year.

Skills

California State University grads with Organizational Development abilities can expect to make 75 percent more than their former classmates ($85K). Nearly one in six California State University-Monterey Bay grads wind up using Customer Service at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. A solid majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of alumni receive dental plans, too. A solid majority of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Graduates of California State University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Fort Lewis College pick up average paychecks of around $49K, which is closest to the amount made by California State University-Monterey Bay grads among similar schools. 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.
860 1080
ACT Scores 18 24

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$33,000 - $61,895
Salary
$35,759 - $85,386
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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