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Average Salary for California State University - Northridge (CSUN) Alumni

Attending California State University, a university based in Northridge, Calif., can pay off for students in the long run, with a ranking in the top 27 percent of universities by ROI. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Matadors!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the CSUN grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
353
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
132
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
138
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$43,700
California State University - Northridge (CSUN) Alumni
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Operations Manager
14 salaries
$52,000  
   
Financial Controller
12 salaries
$86,063  
Executive Assistant
12 salaries
$47,500  
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
$61,445  
Financial Analyst
10 salaries
$47,032  
Software Engineer
10 salaries
$78,269  
Corporate Controller
9 salaries
$90,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 952
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California State University - Northridge (CSUN) Details

Address:

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330

Website:

Also Known As:

California State University (CSU), Northridge, california state university northridge, California State University, Northridge, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

31,442

Categories:

State Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

48 %

% STEM:

9 %

% Stay In State:

86 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

49 %
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Industry

Graduates of CSUN work in a variety of industries including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Graduates of CSUN typically earn around $58K.

Gender

Male graduates of CSUN out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $74K versus $58K for women.

Jobs

Former CSUN students with an interest in making money consider becoming Financial Controllers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $86K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Software Engineers (approximately $78K) and Mechanical Engineers ($61K). Sliding in near the bottom are Financial Analysts, who report earnings of $47K.

Locations

Many CSUN grads flock to Los Angeles. With a median salary of $74K, San Diego represents the highest-paid city popular among CSUN grads. CSUN alumni in Van Nuys can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $53K. Nearby Woodland Hills is also a top pick for CSUN grads, as is Burbank.

Employers

The Boeing Company offers the most generous salaries to CSUN grads at about $107K. However, many students do go on to find employment at Kaiser Permanente even though it offers the lowest average pay at around $65K.

Degree Major

CSUN grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $102K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Radio/Television & Film Production (approximately $46K annually).

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among CSUN alumni, with approximately one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Matadors with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 24 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a fair portion of alumni, and a majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by California State University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, California State University grads (who make an average of $58K) earn salaries most similar to CSUN alumni. California State University-Los Angeles, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, and California State University-Dominguez Hills are also similar to CSUN.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 810 1040
ACT Scores 16 22

Key Stats

Gender

Female

51 %

female alumni

Male

49 %

male alumni
Salary
$35,414 - $78,208
Salary
$41,438 - $97,973

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 385 votes.

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