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Average Salary for Full Sail University Alumni

Full Sail University, a school in Winter Park, Fla., has roughly 19,000 undergrads. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Full Sail University grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Full Sail University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Web Developer
12 salaries
$52,402  
   
Software Engineer
11 salaries
$55,107  
Graphic Designer
10 salaries
$37,493  
Software Developer
8 salaries
$46,915  
Film / Video Editor
6 salaries
$45,495  
Digital Marketing Manager
5 salaries
$55,921  
Web Designer
4 salaries
$37,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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About This School

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792-7429

Full Sail

www.fullsail.edu/admissions

18,880

Private School, For Profit

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Industry

Graduates of Full Sail University are found working in a number of different fields including the education industry, the entertainment or video game software development industry, and the web development industry. A large chunk of former Full Sail University students are employed in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of Full Sail University is about $44K.

Jobs

Among Full Sail University alumni, those working as Technology Directors report the highest median pay of $80K, followed by Digital Marketing Managers ($56K), and Software Engineers ($55K). Salaries are anything but generous for Graphic Designers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $38K.

Locations

Orlando, Fla. is a hot spot for Full Sail University alum. With a median salary of approximately $61K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Full Sail University grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Full Sail University grads is Minneapolis, Minn. (median compensation is $38K). Other common destinations include Los Angeles, Calif. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Full Sail University grads who hold an Associate of Science (AS), Digital Media can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $78K per year. Graduates holding an Associate of Science (AS), Recording Arts fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $25K.

Skills

About one in six grads report using Adobe Photoshop as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Full Sail University grads who have experience with C++ can expect to make 19 percent more than other alumni ($53K on average). Project Management, Graphic Design, and HTML are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A fair number of alums receive health insurance, and more than half of alums get dental coverage. A fair number of graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to Full Sail University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Full Sail University include South University-Savannah, Kaplan University-Davenport Campus, and Herzing University-Winter Park.

Key Stats for Full Sail University

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %
Salary
$29,648 - $58,756
Salary
$32,273 - $62,290
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
$27,404 - $61,311
$37,094 - $86,750
$29,617 - $83,573
$34,817 - $45,781
$30,369 - $48,010
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