Average Salary for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University (FAMU) Alumni

Nestled away in Tallahassee, Fla., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a school, has a student population of roughly 9,000. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Rattlers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data for this snapshot was collected from FAMU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University (FAMU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
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Project Architect
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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About This School

1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Florida A&M University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The architectural services industry, the health care industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which FAMU grads find work. The majority of FAMU alumni wind up in the education industry. Graduates of FAMU earn approximately $63K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $59K where the average male graduate hauls home $72K.


The FAMU alumni who make the most are Software Engineers and Pharmacists; they report a median pay of $95K. The next biggest earners are Associate Professors ($80K). Sliding in near the bottom are Account Managers, who report earnings of around $41K.


More often than not, FAMU grads continue living in Tallahassee, Fla. (about one in seven former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($41K). FAMU alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Dallas, Texas where $80K is the average pay. In addition, FAMU grads flock to neighboring Orlando, Fla. as well as Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid FAMU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) — they earn close to $95K on average per year. A Master of Public Administration (MPA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $36K.


About a sixth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Rattlers with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 22 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alums, and most alumni report health coverage. Most alums report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $63K for Bowie State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to FAMU grads. The University of West Florida, Georgia Southern University, and Lamar University are also similar to FAMU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1260 1520
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University (FAMU)


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$33,913 - $75,841
$39,832 - $90,856
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

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