Average Salary for Full Sail University Alumni

Nestled away in Winter Park, Fla., Full Sail University, a school, has a student population of roughly 19,000. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Full Sail University Alumni

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Graphic Designer
7 salaries
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Web Developer
6 salaries
Software Developer
5 salaries
Web Designer
4 salaries
Film / Video Editor
4 salaries
Digital Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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About This School

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792-7429

Full Sail



Private School, For Profit

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The education industry, the entertainment or video game software development industry, and the web development industry are just a few of the areas in which Full Sail University grads find work. Among Full Sail University grads, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of around $45K are the median among Full Sail University grads.


The biggest paychecks among Full Sail University alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of approximately $65K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Information Technology Managers ($55K) and Web Developers ($51K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Graphic Designers — they bring in $35K.


Many Full Sail University grads flock to Orlando, Fla. Full Sail University grads also flock to San Francisco, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $61K). Though Tampa, Fla. takes the cake for lowest pay among Full Sail University grads (the median salary is $36K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common pick among Full Sail University grads, along with New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A graduate with an Associate of Science (AS), Digital Media from Full Sail University can rake in a whopping average $114K per year, more than any other degree from this school. An Associate of Science (AS), Recording Arts commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $25K.


Many former Full Sail University students are familiar with Project Management, and approximately one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 27 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $57K). Competency in Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, and Adobe Illustrator also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though slightly more than two-fifths of respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. For this school, a fair number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Full Sail University grads also enjoy benefits like 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.

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
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