Get a Salary Report for

- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer

- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise

- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Average Salary for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

Located in Buffalo, N.Y., roughly 10,000 students call SUNY College at Buffalo home for four years. Replies from former Buffalo State students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1312
See full list

ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
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.
1-4 years
9 salaries
5-9 years
4 salaries
10-19 years
6 salaries
20 years or more
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
United States (change)

SUNY - College at Buffalo Details

1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY College at Buffalo


State Schools

48 %

8 %

74 %

46 %

Suggest changes »

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Given the high SAT scores reported by Buffalo State grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Typical pay for those who graduated from Buffalo State amounts to around $45K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $85K per year, but the second group takes home only $44K.


Upon earning their degree, many Buffalo State grads prefer to remain in Buffalo; in fact, more than a third of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. The top-paying city popular with Buffalo State alumni is Tampa, which offers median salaries of approximately $116K. Buffalo State alumni in New York can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $39K. Other cities of interest among Buffalo State alumni include nearby Rochester and Minneapolis.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree will compensate Buffalo State grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in about $46K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $40K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Buffalo State alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, slightly more than a fifth of former students report doing so. Sales Management commands a pay premium of 184 percent for former Bengals. Inventory Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of graduates enjoy paid vacation and sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alums contribute to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of grads, and slightly more than half of the graduates sign up for dental plans. SUNY College at Buffalo alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Median pay for SUNY College at Cortland grads is around $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of Buffalo State grads. SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Oswego, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania are also similar to Buffalo State.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
880 1070
ACT Scores 18 23

Key Stats

64 %
36 %
$28,782 - $58,500
$30,410 - $113,700
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$30,000 - $71,250

More Charts: SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

Most Popular Years Experience for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni
Median Salary Charts

More More Charts

Most Popular City for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni
Median Salary Charts

More More Charts

Most Popular State or Province for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni
Median Salary Charts

More More Charts

Most Popular Company Size for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni
Median Salary Charts

More More Charts

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

Thanks! We'll send you a welcome newsletter as soon as we can.

In the meantime, check out our research center.

Looks like your email already exists in our database.
Please log in here.

You are already logged in.


Get Career Tips & Advice

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we'll let you know how much your employers are paying in your area.