Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni Average Salary

Florida Atlantic University is a university based in Boca Raton, Fla. that is home to around 26,000 undergraduates. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Owls!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Florida Atlantic grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Software Developer
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Senior Tax Accountant
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General Manager, Restaurant
3 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
.NET Software Developer / Programmer
3 salaries
Marketing Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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About This School

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Florida Atlantic University



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Florida Atlantic alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the software development industry, the retail industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with a degree from Florida Atlantic make an average of about $52K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $60K after graduating from Florida Atlantic, the average woman earns only $50K.


In the Florida Atlantic alumni professional community, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners make the highest median pay ($90K), though .NET Software Developers (around $67K), and Business Analysts ($58K) are close competitors. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Executive Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $45K.


Florida Atlantic alumni seem to appreciate living in Boca Raton, and nearly one-sixth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Another city that attracts a wealth of Florida Atlantic grads is Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; given its high compensation ($63K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Florida Atlantic alumni is Miami, Fla., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $49K average paycheck. Neighboring Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is another common pick among Florida Atlantic grads, along with West Palm Beach, Fla.

Degree Major

Former Owls who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $93K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning around $35K.


Former Owls with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 39 percent more than their former classmates ($72K). Many Florida Atlantic grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with one-sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A strong majority of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a strong majority of former students are given health coverage, and the larger part of alumni accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Florida Atlantic University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Jackson State University grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to Florida Atlantic alumni in terms of earnings. The University of South Alabama, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are also similar to Florida Atlantic.

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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1430 1690
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


51 %
49 %
$33,457 - $65,556
$36,547 - $81,592
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 108 votes.

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