Average Salary for Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

Florida Atlantic University, a school in Boca Raton, Fla., has roughly 26,000 undergrads. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Owls!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Replies from former Florida Atlantic students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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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 financial services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Starting salaries of $52K are the median among Florida Atlantic grads.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $50K whereas the men's median is around $61K.


Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners win the contest for best-paid Florida Atlantic alumni, making approximately $90K on average every year, though .NET Software Developers (about $67K), and Civil Engineers ($55K) are not far behind. Legal Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $36K in this job.


Graduates of Florida Atlantic seem to enjoy living in Boca Raton, and around one in six grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Florida Atlantic alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which offers a median salary of approximately $51K. Though Miami, Fla. takes the cake for lowest pay among Florida Atlantic grads (the median salary is $49K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring West Palm Beach, Fla. is another common pick among Florida Atlantic grads, along with New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Florida Atlantic grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to about $90K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


For former Owls, proficiency in Engineering Design warrants a paycheck that is 40 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Florida Atlantic alumni — a little less than one-fifth of grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A fair number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a strong majority of graduates are given health coverage, and the larger part of survey participants accept dental insurance. Florida Atlantic University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $51K for Jackson State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Florida Atlantic grads. Other schools similar to Florida Atlantic include the University of South Alabama, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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SAT Scores 1430 1690
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


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$33,355 - $66,492
$36,842 - $82,169
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