Average Salary for Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Saint Marys College of California, a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif.. The school is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

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Typical Early Career Salary

Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Account Executive
3 salaries
Demand Planner
2 salaries
Business Operations Manager
2 salaries
Information Management Specialist
2 salaries
Quality Assurance Analyst
2 salaries
Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Sr. Program Manager, Marketing
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of SMC head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the banking industry, the residential care or assisted living facility industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be IT consulting. SMC graduates see an average starting salary of $72K.


The SMC alumni who make the most are VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers; they report a median pay of $247K. Information Management Specialists and Business Operations Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $108K and $107K, respectively. District Sales Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $70K in this job.


Many SMC grads end up living in San Francisco, Calif., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. The top-paying city popular with SMC alumni is San Jose, Calif., which offers a median salary of approximately $111K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SMC alumni is San Diego, Calif., where earnings average around $60K. Nearby San Ramon, Calif. and Oakland, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for SMC grads.

Degree Major

Former Gaels who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and earn a median salary of about $140K per year. A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($59K).


Former Gaels with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 57 percent more than other grads' salaries. SMC alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with slightly more than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than two-fifths of alums get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of former students contribute to a 401(k). A large number of grads have medical plans, and most survey participants have dental insurance. Saint Marys College of California graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Monterey Institute of International Studies grads bring in salaries of around $73K, making them the most similar to SMC alumni in terms of earnings. Santa Clara University, California Lutheran University, and Antioch University-Los Angeles are also similar to SMC.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


58 %
42 %
$41,484 - $95,252
$49,665 - $122,084
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
$44,163 - $108,609
$59,007 - $109,010
$62,500 - $99,000
$81,500 - $142,500

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