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 rundown were provided by Buffalo State alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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
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5-9 years
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20 years or more
2 salaries
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About This School

1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY College at Buffalo


State School

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The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Given the high SAT scores reported by Buffalo State grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. The average salary for a grad from Buffalo State is approximately $44K.


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


Buffalo is a popular place for Buffalo State students to settle after graduation, and close to one-half of grads find steadfast employment in the city.

Degree Major

Buffalo State students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money ($46K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates.


Close to a fifth of grads report using Inventory 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 144 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $109K). Other prime know-hows include Retail Pharmacy, Data Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Some take advantage of an attractive benefits package; a fair number of respondents are paid for both vacation and sick time. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of respondents as well. SUNY College at Buffalo grads are also lucky enough to receive optional telecommute / work from home and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania grads report the most similar salaries to Buffalo State alums, earning $47K on average. SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Oswego, and SUNY College at Cortland are also similar to Buffalo State.

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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


75 %
25 %
$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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