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

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public research university based in Tallahassee, Fla. that is home to around 10,000 undergraduates. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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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

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Financial Analyst
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Project Architect
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Software Developer
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Software Engineer
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Construction Project Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University (FAMU) Details

1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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


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Former FAMU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the architectural services industry, and higher education. A large chunk of former FAMU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former FAMU graduates tend to bring in $59K.


FAMU grads who become Pharmacists are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making approximately $96K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Associate Professors and Project Architects; their salaries approach around $80K and $70K, respectively. Account Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of about $41K in this job.


When it comes to compensation, Tallahassee brings up the rear (median pay is $39K); however, approximately one-seventh of FAMU alumni still choose not to leave this city. FAMU grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Dallas — pay averages to $81K. Graduates of FAMU also relocate to Orlando, which is not far away, and Miami.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $115K per year, former Rattlers who have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a bachelor's degree in social work fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $37K.


Former Rattlers with Leadership experience garner salaries that are 60 percent more than other grads' salaries. FAMU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with around a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only half of the alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. A solid majority of alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that a solid majority of former students are given health coverage, and most alumni accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alumni receive are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $59K for University of Nebraska at Omaha 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 1280 1540
ACT Scores 18 22

Key Stats

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$34,958 - $78,361
$37,435 - $85,564
Less than 1 year
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

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