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

Nestled away in Tallahassee, Fla., the student population at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a public research school, is roughly 10,000. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the FAMU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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.
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
5 salaries
3 salaries
Project Architect
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
United States (change)

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

41 %

13 %

50 %

68 %

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Graduates of FAMU are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the architectural services industry, and the health care services industry. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. FAMU graduates see an estimated starting salary of $61K.


Former FAMU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Pharmacists, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $96K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Software Engineers (about $95K) and Associate Professors ($80K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in $56K.


Though Tallahassee offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at around $42K), nearly one in seven FAMU students continue living here after college. FAMU alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Washington, DC where approximately $77K is the average pay. Neighboring Orlando is another common pick among FAMU grads, along with Miami.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for FAMU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (earnings climb to $115K per year). Annual salaries for those with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $36K.


FAMU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 46 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $89K). Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants report health coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University grads include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Lamar University grads bring in salaries of around $59K, making them the most similar to FAMU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of West Florida, Georgia Southern University, and Sam Houston State 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)


53 %
47 %
$34,942 - $79,940
$38,968 - $87,761
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

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