SUNY - College at Buffalo Alumni Average Salary

Around 9,000 people attend SUNY College at Buffalo, a institution based in Buffalo, N.Y. This report is based on the responses of Buffalo State graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

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5-9 years
2 salaries
10-19 years
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Jul 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY College at Buffalo


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The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. For Buffalo State alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. The average salary for a grad from Buffalo State is approximately $46K.


In the Buffalo State alumni community, men make a median salary of $50K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $29K.


Buffalo State alumni seem to appreciate living in Buffalo, and a strong majority of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework.

Degree Major

Buffalo State grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $48K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $42K.


Buffalo State alumni are often well versed in Childhood Education, with about two in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Childhood Education seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 18 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($38K).

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. A large number of graduates receive health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $48K for SUNY College at Cortland alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Buffalo State grads. 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

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