Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment, Saint Marys College of California is a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif., and it's home to around 3,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Business Operations Manager
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Information Management Specialist
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Demand Planner
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Account Executive
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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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SMC alumni can most commonly be found in the software services industry, the financial services industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among SMC grads, IT consulting is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from SMC earn an average of $70K.


The most generous salaries among SMC alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Program Managers of Marketing, whose median earnings come to $121K, followed by Information Management Specialists (about $108K) and Business Operations Managers ($99K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Account Executives — they bring in around $84K.


A large number of students head to San Francisco, Calif. after college. With a median salary of approximately $107K, San Jose, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. SMC alumni in Sacramento, Calif. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $46K. Graduates of SMC also relocate to San Ramon, Calif., which is not far away, and Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SMC grads with a B.A. in Business Administration (average earnings climb to $147K per year). A B.A. in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $59K.


SMC grads are usually competent in Project Management, and around one in four alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Gaels — they earn 63 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Dental insurance applies to most grads, and a large number of graduates report health coverage. A large number of grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Saint Marys College of California grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

California Lutheran University grads report the most similar salaries to SMC alums, earning $69K on average. Other schools similar to SMC include Santa Clara University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Antioch University-Los Angeles.

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Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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