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. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Rattlers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

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

Median Salary by Job

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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
4 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Project Architect
3 salaries
Process Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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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Graduates of FAMU work in a variety of sectors including the architectural services industry, the health care services industry, and the construction industry. The most popular field is the education industry. The average salary for a grad from FAMU is $65K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $76K after graduating from FAMU, the average woman earns only around $59K.


Software Engineers and Pharmacists win the contest for best-paid FAMU alumni, making an average $95K every year. Other big breadwinners are Associate Professors (approximately $80K). On the lower end, Account Managers report making $41K.


More often than not, FAMU grads continue living in Tallahassee, Fla. (one in seven former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale (about $47K). FAMU grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Dallas, Texas — pay averages to $81K. Nearby Orlando, Fla. is also a top pick for FAMU grads, as is Miami, Fla.

Degree Major

FAMU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $95K per year. Those holding a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $36K on average per year.


Data Analysis commands a pay premium of 21 percent for former Rattlers. Project Management is a popular skill among FAMU alumni, with just under one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly less than half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. A large number of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Bowie State University grads bring in salaries of around $65K, making them the most similar to FAMU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to FAMU include the University of West Florida, Georgia Southern University, and Lamar University.

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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47 %
$33,624 - $74,879
$41,068 - $92,504
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

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