Average Salary for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

Founded in Buffalo, N.Y., SUNY College at Buffalo is an institution of higher learning for around 10,000 students. The data for this snapshot was collected from Buffalo State graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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1-4 years
5 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
20 years or more
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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About This School

1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY College at Buffalo


State School

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8 %

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The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Salaries are quite modest for Buffalo State alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. The average salary for a grad from Buffalo State is $44K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $44K whereas the men's median is approximately $73K.


Buffalo State alumni typically remain in Buffalo, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and over a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Tampa is also a common destination for Buffalo State grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $116K. On the other end, Buffalo State grads flock to New York, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $39K. Neighboring Rochester is another common pick among Buffalo State grads, along with Minneapolis.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $46K per year, former Bengals who have a Bachelor's Degree are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $40K.


Roughly one in four grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 145 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($109K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Inventory Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of former students earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A fair portion of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most graduates have medical plans, and a majority of grads have dental insurance. Other benefits that SUNY College at Buffalo alumni receive are a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Alumni of SUNY College at Cortland pick up average paychecks of approximately $48K, which is closest to the amount made by Buffalo State grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Buffalo State include SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Oswego, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

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


66 %
34 %
$28,782 - $58,500
$30,201 - $101,736
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$30,000 - $71,250

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