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Average Salary for Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

Nestled away in Boca Raton, Fla., the student population at Florida Atlantic University, a public research school, roughly 25,000. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni

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Staff Accountant
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Financial Analyst
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Financial Controller
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
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Mechanical Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 754
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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Details

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

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Professionally, the software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Florida Atlantic alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Former Florida Atlantic graduates tend to bring in approximately $54K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $51K where the average male graduate hauls home $64K.


Former Florida Atlantic students with an interest in making money consider becoming Chief Financial Officers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to around $107K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($88K) and Financial Controllers ($75K). Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $45K.


Boca Raton is such a great city that Florida Atlantic alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with around one in six grads staying on to find permanent work. Florida Atlantic alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, which offers median salaries of $73K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Florida Atlantic grads is New York (median compensation is $51K). Other popular cities for Florida Atlantic alumni include nearby Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from Florida Atlantic can rake in a whopping around $122K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a B.A. in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $39K per year.


Roughly one in seven Florida Atlantic grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 28 percent for former Owls. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A fair portion of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a fair portion of grads, and a majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Florida Atlantic University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $51K for University of North Carolina at Greensboro 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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1450 1710
ACT Scores 21 25

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