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Average Salary for Sonoma State University Alumni

Sonoma State University, a university based in Rohnert Park, Calif., that is ranked in the top 24 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Overall College ROI Rank
320
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
119
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
178
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$46,400
Sonoma State University Alumni
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Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
$70,000  
   
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
$68,750  
Elementary School Teacher
4 salaries
$42,000  
Financial Analysis Manager
4 salaries
$104,000  
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
$44,500  
Marketing Communications Manager
4 salaries
$87,005  
Outside Sales Representative
3 salaries
$39,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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Sonoma State University Details

Address:

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

8,164

Categories:

State Schools

Graduation Rate:

55 %

% STEM:

6 %

% Stay In State:

89 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

29 %
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Industry

SSU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the retail industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the winery industry. The average salary for a grad from SSU is $58K.

Gender

Male graduates of SSU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $72K versus $60K for women.

Jobs

Among SSU alumni, those working as Financial Analysis Managers report the highest median pay of approximately $104K, followed by Marketing Communications Managers (about $87K), and Human Resources Managers ($70K). Outside Sales Representatives wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $40K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former SSU students is Santa Rosa. SSU grads also flock to San Diego, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $87K). On the other end, SSU grads flock to San Rafael, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $48K. Graduates of SSU also relocate to San Francisco, which is not far away, and Petaluma.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid SSU alumni are those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — they earn close to $111K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Liberal Arts tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making about $35K per year.

Skills

Nearly one in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for former Seawolves — they earn 55 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. A fair portion of alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of grads receive dental plans, too. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Sonoma State University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

California State University graduates, who earn around $59K on average, make a similar amount to SSU grads. California State University-Sacramento, San Francisco State University, and California State University-East Bay are also similar to SSU.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores* 900 1120
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats

Gender

Female

64 %

female alumni

Male

36 %

male alumni
Salary
$35,975 - $83,063
Salary
$38,788 - $95,039

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

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