Average Salary for Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Saint Marys College of California is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Account Executive
3 salaries
Demand Planner
2 salaries
Information Management Specialist
2 salaries
Quality Assurance Analyst
2 salaries
Business Operations Manager
2 salaries
Senior Account Manager
2 salaries
Sr. Program Manager, Marketing
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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The software services industry, the residential care or assisted living facility industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which SMC grads find work. Among SMC grads, IT consulting is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of SMC earn $70K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $68K on average compared to $82K for male graduates.


SMC grads who become Senior Program Managers of Marketing garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $121K annually. However, Information Management Specialists and Business Operations Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $108K and around $99K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Quality Assurance Analysts, who report earnings of $61K.


San Francisco, Calif. is a hot spot for SMC alum. With a median salary of $107K, San Jose, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SMC alumni is Sacramento, Calif., where earnings average approximately $46K. In addition, SMC grads flock to neighboring San Ramon, Calif. as well as Walnut Creek, Calif.

Degree Major

SMC grads who hold a B.A. in Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $147K per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $59K.


Former Gaels who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 20 percent more than other alumni ($84K on average). One in four grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. A large number of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most graduates receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Saint Marys College of California alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of California Lutheran University pick up average paychecks of around $68K, which is closest to the amount made by SMC grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to SMC include Santa Clara University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Antioch University-Los Angeles.

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ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


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$40,851 - $93,838
$47,500 - $122,084
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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