Average Salary for Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

Florida Atlantic University is a university based in Boca Raton, Fla. that is home to around 26,000 undergraduates. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

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Staff Accountant
8 salaries
Financial Analyst
8 salaries
8 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
7 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
7 salaries
Assistant Controller
6 salaries
Legal Assistant
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 572

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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 majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Florida Atlantic is $54K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to about $62K for male graduates.


Former Florida Atlantic students with an interest in making money consider becoming Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $89K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Civil Engineers ($64K) and Business Analysts ($51K). Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $45K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Florida Atlantic grads prefer to remain in Boca Raton; in fact, about one in six grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. It is also not uncommon to find former Florida Atlantic students living and working in Atlanta, Ga. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $63K. On the far end of the pay scale, Florida Atlantic alumni often reside in Sunrise, Fla., which is home to the lowest pay at $50K. Close-by Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and West Palm Beach, Fla. are also desirable cities among Florida Atlantic alumni.

Degree Major

Florida Atlantic students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money (around $85K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. 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 32 percent more than other alumni salaries. Florida Atlantic grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and nearly one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. A fair number of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of survey participants have medical plans, and a majority of grads have dental insurance. Florida Atlantic University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $51K for University of North Carolina at Greensboro alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Florida Atlantic grads. The University of South Alabama, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are also similar to Florida Atlantic.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


51 %
49 %
$33,561 - $70,652
$38,021 - $85,096
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 175 votes.
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