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. 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. This report is based on the answers of Florida Atlantic graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Staff Accountant
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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Legal Assistant
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Assistant Controller
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.NET Software Developer / Programmer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518

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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the software development industry, the retail industry, and the financial services industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Florida Atlantic students earn an average of about $54K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $50K where the average male graduate hauls home $62K.


In the Florida Atlantic alumni professional community, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners make the highest median pay ($89K), though Civil Engineers ($64K), and Financial Controllers (approximately $62K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in around $45K.


Many Florida Atlantic alumni seem to stick around Boca Raton after wrapping up their studies; one in six grads remain to find permanent work. Florida Atlantic alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $59K. On the other hand, Florida Atlantic alumni who end up in Sunrise, Fla. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $50K. Nearby Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is also a top pick for Florida Atlantic grads, as is West Palm Beach, Fla.

Degree Major

Florida Atlantic students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology — their annual income amounts to $35K on average.


Florida Atlantic grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and about one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Owls who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 33 percent more than other alumni ($71K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of alumni as well. A fair number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Florida Atlantic University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Jackson State University grads is around $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of 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.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1430 1690
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


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$33,765 - $70,724
$38,364 - $86,021
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.
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