Sonoma State University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment, Sonoma State University is a university based in Rohnert Park, Calif., and it's home to around 8,000 undergraduates. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SSU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Operations Manager
9 salaries
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
Executive Director
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 389

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About This School

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609


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Professionally, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, the entertainment or video game software development industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are popular business areas among SSU alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the telecommunications industry. Following graduation, SSU students earn an average of $54K.


In the SSU alumni community, women make a median salary of $69K compared to their male counterparts, who earn $57K.


A large number of students head to San Francisco, Calif. after college. The top-paying city popular with SSU alumni is Petaluma, Calif., which offers a median salary of about $72K. On the far end of the pay scale, SSU alumni often reside in Santa Rosa, Calif., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $53K. Graduates of SSU also relocate to Los Angeles, Calif., which is not far away, and San Diego, Calif.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) earns SSU students the most money after college (an average $101K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $54K per year.


SSU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with approximately one-fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. .NET commands a pay premium of 104 percent for former Seawolves. Other top skills include Customer Service, Financial Reporting, and .NET.

Benefits and Perks

Though more than half of alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and more than half of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Most respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Sonoma State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, gym / health club / fitness membership, and stock options.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $55K for California State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to SSU grads. Other schools similar to SSU include California State University-Sacramento, San Francisco State University, and California State University-East Bay.

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Key Stats for Sonoma State University


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$44,698 - $83,251
$32,215 - $122,084
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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