California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment, California State University is a university based in Fullerton, Calif., and it's home to around 33,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Titans!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Median Salary by Job


Staff Accountant
33 profiles

Senior Accountant
30 profiles

Human Resources (HR) Manager
26 profiles

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Software Engineer
25 profiles

Graphic Designer
25 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
24 profiles

Marketing Coordinator
22 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,978
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About This School

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599

California State University Fullerton, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of CSUF head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry, the real estate property management industry, and the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from CSUF is $52K.


Among CSUF alumni, those working as Financial Analysis Managers and Human Resources Directors report the highest median pay of $97K, followed by Finance Managers at $72K. Graphic Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $30K.


Los Angeles, Calif. is filled with CSUF grads. Irvine, Calif. is also a common destination for CSUF grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $95K. Living in Fullerton after college is common among California State University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay (around $42K). Graduates of CSUF also relocate to Anaheim, Calif., which is not far away, and Costa Mesa, Calif.

Degree Major

CSUF grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $106K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($32K).


Knowledge of Leadership seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 72 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $89K). Microsoft Excel is a common skill among CSUF alumni — just under one in five grads mention using it at work. Experience with Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, approximately one in three alums report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A strong majority of alumni have medical plans, and the larger part of alums have dental insurance. A strong majority of alums report contributing to a 401(k). California State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $58K for California State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to CSUF grads. Other schools similar to CSUF include California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Dominguez Hills, and California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
930 1130
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)


52 %
48 %
$34,110 - $87,818
$34,238 - $101,102

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$31,154 - $68,250
$60,000 - $110,000
$45,689 - $59,211
$34,915 - $74,500

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