Average Salary for SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni

SUNY College at Buffalo, a school in Buffalo, N.Y., has roughly 9,000 undergrads. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Buffalo State grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 May 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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79 %

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The furniture and home furnishings store industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Given the high SAT scores reported by Buffalo State grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Those with a degree from Buffalo State make an average of approximately $44K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $44K where the average male graduate hauls home $85K.


Buffalo State alumni seem to appreciate living in Buffalo, and close to one-half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework.

Degree Major

Buffalo State students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money ($44K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates.


Many Buffalo State grads have knowledge of Inventory Management, with slightly less than one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Bengals with Microsoft Excel experience garner salaries that are 148 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management, Editing, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A number of grads are rewarded with paid time off, and close to a half of former students report compensation for sick days and vacation time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of alums, and half of the respondents sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by SUNY College at Buffalo grads include optional telecommute / work from home, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of SUNY College at Cortland pick up average paychecks of $48K, which is closest to the amount made by Buffalo State grads among similar schools. 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.
890 1060
ACT Scores

Key Stats for SUNY - College at Buffalo


78 %
22 %
$30,521 - $45,781
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
$40,971 - $68,500
$29,479 - $58,498

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