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

California State University, a school in Seaside, Calif., has roughly 5,000 undergrads. The data in this summary come from California State University-Monterey Bay alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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: 22 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 popular professional field seems to be the grocery store or supermarket industry. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by California State University-Monterey Bay alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Starting salaries of $47K are the median among California State University-Monterey Bay grads.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $44K where the average male graduate hauls home $63K.

Jobs

Among California State University-Monterey Bay graduates, the biggest earners are Construction Project Managers, who haul in $88K on average. Next on the list are Staff Accountants, bringing in close to $38K. Sliding in near the bottom are Human Resources Specialists, who report earnings of approximately $38K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former California State University-Monterey Bay students is Monterey, Calif. The top-paying city popular with California State University-Monterey Bay alumni is Redwood City, Calif., which offers a median salary of about $90K. On the other hand, California State University-Monterey Bay alumni who end up in Orange, Calif. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $38K. Nearby Salinas, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for California State University-Monterey Bay grads.

Degree Major

California State University-Monterey Bay students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management can expect to make the most money ($90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $33K per year.

Skills

Customer Service is a popular skill among California State University-Monterey Bay alumni, with around one in four grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Excel translates into above-average pay for California State University grads — they earn 124 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Program Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A fair number of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a fair number of alums are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Alumni of California State University also take in life insurance, flexible hours, gym / health club / fitness membership, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $47K for Fort Lewis College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to California State University-Monterey Bay grads. Other schools similar to California State University-Monterey Bay include Evergreen State College, Coastal Carolina University, and Christopher Newport University.

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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
48 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$36,226 - $118,986
Salary
$33,200 - $89,243
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
5%

Job Satisfaction

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

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