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.
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.
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.