The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Unfortunately, former Buffalo State students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Former Buffalo State graduates bring in $46K on average.
In the Buffalo State alumni community, men make a median salary of $50K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $29K.
Buffalo State alumni like Buffalo so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with a solid majority of grads staying on to find permanent employment.
Buffalo State students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money (approximately $48K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are the lowest of the pack, earning $42K.
Childhood Education commands a pay premium of 18 percent for former Bengals. Roughly two-fifths of grads report using Childhood Education as part of their job, making it the most popular skill.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and a strong majority of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Most grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k).
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. Other schools similar to Buffalo State include SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Oswego, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.