Sonoma State University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Sonoma State University is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Rohnert Park, Calif. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 428

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About This School

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609


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Graduates of SSU work in a variety of sectors including the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the entertainment or video game software development industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the telecommunications industry. Those with a degree from SSU make an average of $54K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — females earn an average $75K per year compared to males' about $57K.


Home to a large number of SSU alums, San Francisco, Calif. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. SSU grads also flock to Petaluma, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $72K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SSU alumni is Santa Rosa, Calif., where earnings average $53K. Graduates of SSU also relocate to Los Angeles, Calif., which is not far away, and San Diego, Calif.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) from SSU can rake in a whopping average $101K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to around $54K on average.


.NET commands a pay premium of 105 percent for former Seawolves. Just under one in three SSU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Demonstrated ability in Customer Relations, Customer Service, and People Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although more than half of respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Sonoma State University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

California State University graduates, who earn $55K 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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Key Stats for Sonoma State University


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$44,544 - $84,563
$32,215 - $122,084

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