Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 26,000 people attend Florida Atlantic University, a institution based in Boca Raton, Fla. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Owls!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The data for this synopsis comes from former Florida Atlantic students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

625th

20 Year Net ROI 

$259,000

Annual ROI 

7.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$84,500

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College Salary Report

274th

Early Career Salary 

$58,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$110,000

% High Meaning 

52 %

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Staff Accountant
26 salaries
$45,311  
   
Accountant
15 salaries
$49,132  
Financial Controller
14 salaries
$75,000  
Accounting Manager
14 salaries
$72,208  
Software Engineer
11 salaries
$79,887  
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
$67,496  
Office Manager
9 salaries
$35,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,171
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About This School

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Florida Atlantic University

www.fau.edu/admissions/

25,790

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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12 %

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Industry

Professionally, the retail industry, IT services, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Florida Atlantic alumni. Among Florida Atlantic grads, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Florida Atlantic is about $50K.

Jobs

Florida Atlantic grads who become Marketing Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making around $94K on average yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Tax Accountants and Accounting Managers; their salaries approach $65K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Administrative Assistants — they bring in approximately $28K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Florida Atlantic grads prefer to remain in Boca Raton; in fact, approximately one-sixth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Houston, Texas is also a common destination for Florida Atlantic grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $75K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Florida Atlantic alumni is West Palm Beach, Fla., which offers a median salary of $49K. Graduates of Florida Atlantic also relocate to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which is not far away, and Miami, Fla.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Florida Atlantic grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to $99K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($33K).

Skills

Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 23 percent for former Owls. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Florida Atlantic alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a sixth of former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of respondents receive dental plans, too. Florida Atlantic University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of North Carolina at Greensboro pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Florida Atlantic grads among similar schools. 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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Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %
Salary
$31,511 - $65,102
Salary
$35,339 - $88,718
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$33,164 - $66,869
$62,000 - $71,750
$50,289 - $106,823
$32,750 - $60,000
$37,453 - $70,337
$31,931 - $67,193
$34,765 - $81,389
$41,033 - $117,916
$46,000 - $77,419

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