Average Salary for Full Sail University Alumni

Full Sail University is located in Winter Park. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. The data in this summary come from Full Sail University alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Full Sail University Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Web Developer
12 salaries
Software Engineer
11 salaries
Graphic Designer
11 salaries
Software Developer
8 salaries
Film / Video Editor
6 salaries
Digital Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Technology Director
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
United States (change)

About This School

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792-7429

Full Sail



Private School, For Profit

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Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Former Full Sail University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the education industry, and the web development industry. The majority of Full Sail University alumni wind up in the entertainment or video game software development industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Full Sail University amounts to around $44K.


Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.


The biggest paychecks among Full Sail University alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make approximately $54K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Web Developers (about $52K) and Software Developers ($49K). Graphic Designers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $37K in this job.


Those with a degree from Full Sail University often relocate to Orlando after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Full Sail University students living and working in San Francisco — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $61K. Full Sail University alumni in Jacksonville can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $40K. In addition, grads flock to Los Angeles as well as New York.

Degree Major

An Associate of Science (AS), Digital Media leads to the highest pay for Full Sail University grads ($75K per year). Those holding an Associate of Science (AS), Recording Arts are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $26K per year.


Full Sail University grads are usually competent in Adobe Photoshop, and nearly one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For Full Sail University grads, proficiency in C++ warrants a paycheck that is 29 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Project Management, Graphic Design, and HTML command top-of-the-line rewards 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 in three grads, respectively). Dental insurance applies to a majority of grads, and a fair portion of graduates report health coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair portion of alums contribute to a 401(k). Graduates of Full Sail University are also recipients of 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


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
$28,188 - $59,495
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