Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Saint Marys College of California is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif. This report is based on the responses of SMC graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Saint Mary's College of California Median Salary by Job


Financial Analyst
7 profiles

Staff Accountant
4 profiles

Vice President (VP), Operations
4 profiles

United States (change)

Executive Assistant
4 profiles

Marketing Manager
3 profiles

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 profiles

Bank Examiner
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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The average starting salary for a graduate of SMC is approximately $69K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $68K on average compared to about $110K for male graduates.


With a median salary of around $114K, Oakland, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SMC alumni is San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $70K.

Degree Major

SMC grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $105K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning $59K.


Close to one-third of SMC grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Gaels, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 53 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a large number of alumni accept dental insurance. Saint Marys College of California graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Monterey Institute of International Studies grads report the most similar salaries to SMC alums, earning around $75K on average. Santa Clara University, California Lutheran University, and Antioch University-Los Angeles are also similar to SMC.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1526 1840
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


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$48,158 - $73,698
$62,000 - $150,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,000 - $107,442

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