Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni Average Salary

Florida Atlantic University is a university based in Boca Raton, Fla. that is home to around 26,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Owls!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data for this synopsis comes from former Florida Atlantic students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Staff Accountant
26 salaries
Software Engineer
19 salaries
Financial Controller
15 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
Accounting Manager
13 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311

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777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Florida Atlantic University



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Florida Atlantic work in a variety of sectors including the legal services industry, the health care industry, and the furniture and home furnishings store industry. The most popular field is the construction industry. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Florida Atlantic alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Those with a degree from Florida Atlantic make an average of $48K.


Florida Atlantic grads who become Accountants garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $55K annually.


Florida Atlantic alumni like Boca Raton so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with a little less than one-fifth of grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with Florida Atlantic alumni is Miami, Fla., which offers a median salary of approximately $88K. Home to the lowest median salary for Florida Atlantic alumni is West Palm Beach, Fla., a popular place for former students despite its $41K average paycheck. Nearby Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is also a top pick for Florida Atlantic grads, as is Deerfield Beach, Fla.

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. Those with an Associate's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $35K per year.


For former Owls, proficiency in Accounting warrants a paycheck that is 49 percent more than other alumni salaries. Just under one-fifth of Florida Atlantic grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Although just over half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, only two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick time. A fair number of graduates receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. A strong majority of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Florida Atlantic University graduates also take advantage of 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 $48K, 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.

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Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


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$35,745 - $81,362
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
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1-4 years
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