Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni Average Salary

Florida Atlantic University, a school in Boca Raton, Fla., has roughly 26,000 undergrads. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Owls!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

444th

20 Year Net ROI 

$304,000

Annual ROI 

7.8%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$87,000

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College Salary Report

277th

Early Career Salary 

$54,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$106,000

% High Meaning 

52 %

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$19K$38K$57K
Accountant
2 salaries
$54,500  
   
Research Analyst
2 salaries
$52,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

41 %

12 %

81 %

39 %

Industry

Graduates of Florida Atlantic work in a variety of sectors including the banking industry, the software development industry, and the health care services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the construction industry. For Florida Atlantic alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Graduates of Florida Atlantic earn $48K on average.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Florida Atlantic alumni are Accountants; they earn a median annual salary of around $55K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Florida Atlantic grads prefer to remain in Boca Raton; in fact, close to a sixth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. In addition, former Florida Atlantic students often head to Miami, Fla. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $88K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Florida Atlantic grads is West Palm Beach, Fla. (median compensation is $41K). Other popular cities for Florida Atlantic alumni include nearby Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Florida Atlantic grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $115K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to approximately $35K on average.

Skills

About a sixth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Owls with Project Management abilities can expect to make 47 percent more than their former classmates (about $70K). Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, nearly half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. A fair number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of survey participants, and more than half of former students sign up for dental plans. Florida Atlantic University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of North Carolina at Greensboro grads is approximately $48K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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)

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$35,745 - $81,362
Salary
$35,231 - $72,527

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
$36,939 - $52,280
$52,831 - $67,000
$37,812 - $84,238
$88,000

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