University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of California is a university based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and it's home to around 19,000 undergraduates. The data for this synopsis comes from former UCSB students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

166th

20 Year Net ROI 

$461,000

Annual ROI 

8.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$133,000

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College Salary Report

84th

Early Career Salary 

$50,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$100,000

% High Meaning 

49 %

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University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Software Engineer
32 salaries
$93,578  
   
Mechanical Engineer
24 salaries
$73,470  
Staff Accountant
19 salaries
$54,537  
Marketing Manager
17 salaries
$67,790  
Executive Assistant
15 salaries
$63,282  
Account Manager
14 salaries
$50,000  
Financial Analyst
14 salaries
$51,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,817
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About This School

5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

www.admissions.ucsb.edu/

19,362

State School, Research University, Party School, For Sports Fans

81 %

16 %

86 %

41 %


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Industry

The UCSB alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the food manufacturing industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the software services industry. Among UCSB grads, software as a service (SAAS) development is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from the UCSB earn an average of $64K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $75K after graduating from UCSB, the average woman earns only around $62K.

Jobs

Among UCSB graduates, the biggest earners are Electrical Engineers, who haul in approximately $102K on average. Next on the list are Mechanical Engineers and Senior Financial Analysts, bringing in $81K and $70K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Non-Profit Program Directors — they bring in about $39K.

Locations

Many UCSB students are San Francisco, Calif.-bound following college. With a median salary of around $112K, Seattle, Wash. represents the highest-paid city popular among UCSB grads. On the other end, UCSB grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $58K. Neighboring Santa Barbara, Calif. is another common pick among UCSB grads, along with San Diego, Calif.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UCSB grads with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) (average earnings climb to $118K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Video & Media Studies are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $38K on average per year.

Skills

For former Gauchos, proficiency in Microsoft Word warrants a paycheck that is 61 percent more than other alumni salaries. UCSB grads are usually competent in Project Management, and close to one-seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alumni, and a large number of former students report health coverage. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits that University of California alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Arizona State University grads report the most similar salaries to UCSB alums, earning about $66K on average. The University of California-Los Angeles, the University of California-Riverside, and the University of California-Irvine are also similar to UCSB.

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Key Stats for University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$38,761 - $84,427
Salary
$40,711 - $101,873
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
$38,219 - $88,604
$54,296 - $125,103
$40,547 - $86,476
$37,799 - $99,737
$36,128 - $80,291
$33,935 - $91,795
$44,385 - $85,951
$101,730 - $200,000

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