SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni Average Salary

Around 9,000 people attend SUNY College at Buffalo, a institution based in Buffalo, N.Y. The data for this synopsis comes from former Buffalo State students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

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1-4 years
4 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
10-19 years
3 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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About This School

1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY College at Buffalo


State School

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Salaries are quite modest for Buffalo State alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Starting salaries of approximately $45K are the median among Buffalo State grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $45K on average compared to $85K for male graduates.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Buffalo State alumni (just over two-fifths of) end up finding permanent jobs in Buffalo.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State can rake in a whopping average $46K per year, more than any other degree from this school.


Former Bengals who have experience with Microsoft Excel can expect to make 142 percent more than other alumni ($109K on average). Many former Buffalo State students are familiar with Inventory Management, and just under one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Retail Pharmacy, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to a strong majority of survey participants. Most graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to a majority of the survey participants, and a large number of alumni report health coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by SUNY College at Buffalo grads include optional telecommute / work from home and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania grads is about $47K, making their salaries most similar to those of Buffalo State grads. Other schools similar to Buffalo State include SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Oswego, and SUNY College at Cortland.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
890 1060
ACT Scores

Key Stats for SUNY - College at Buffalo


73 %
27 %
$42,253 - $46,451
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$42,963 - $85,000
$36,500 - $71,250

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