Average Salary for Jacksonville University Alumni

Nestled away in Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville University, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Dolphins!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This report is based on the answers of JU graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Jacksonville University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
Administrative Assistant
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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About This School

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of JU work in a variety of sectors including clinical care, the home health care industry, and the transportation industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Less than two percent of JU grads move into the manufacturing industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. The average starting salary for a graduate of JU is $61K.


Among JU graduates, the biggest earners are Human Resources Business Partners, who haul in $80K on average. Next on the list are Registered Nurses, bringing in close to around $58K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Administrative Assistants — they bring in $24K.


JU alumni seem to appreciate living in Jacksonville, and about two-fifths of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Cincinnati, Ohio is also a common destination for JU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $81K. On the other end, JU grads flock to Miami, Fla., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $52K. Other cities of interest among JU alumni include nearby Tampa, Fla. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for JU grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to $117K per year). A Master of Science (MS), Organizational Leadership is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $38K.


Many former JU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and less than ten percent of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Dolphins who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 45 percent more than other alumni (about $88K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a fair number of survey participants also receive dental coverage. A large number of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Jacksonville University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Houston Baptist University graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to JU grads. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach, Charleston Southern University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach are also similar to JU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1110
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for Jacksonville University


55 %
45 %
$36,494 - $73,991
$36,329 - $80,818
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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