Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Average Salary

Saint Marys College of California is a Roman Catholic school located in Moraga, Calif. with around 3,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. The data for this snapshot was collected from SMC graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Saint Mary's College of California School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
6 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
10-19 years
5 salaries
20 years or more
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Following graduation, SMC students earn an average of around $69K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $68K whereas the men's median is $110K.


With a median salary of $114K, Oakland, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. On the other end, SMC grads flock to San Francisco, Calif., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $70K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $105K per year, former Gaels who have a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. 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 approximately $59K.


Project Management is a common skill among SMC alumni — nearly one in three grads mention using it at work. For former Gaels, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 53 percent more than other alumni salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. Most alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Most graduates have medical plans, and a large number of former students have dental insurance. Saint Marys College of California grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Monterey Institute of International Studies grads report the most similar salaries to SMC alums, earning around $75K on average. Santa Clara University, California Lutheran University, and Antioch University-Los Angeles are also similar to SMC.

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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1520 1820
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


57 %
43 %
$48,158 - $73,698
$62,000 - $150,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,000 - $107,442

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