Average Salary for Saint Francis University Alumni

Saint Francis University, a Roman Catholic school in Loretto, Pa., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. The school attracts plenty of sports fans (Go Red Flashes!) to its rural campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Pittsburgh, Pa., Johnstown, Pa., and Altoona, Pa. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the SFU grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Saint Francis University Alumni

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Physician Assistant (PA)
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Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
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About This School

117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

71 %

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28 %

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Former SFU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including IT services, the home health care industry, and the retirement plans industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, which attracts less than five percent of SFU alumni. The average salary for a grad from SFU is $61K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $63K where the average male graduate hauls home approximately $77K.


Among SFU alumni, those working as Physician Assistants report the highest median pay of around $78K.


Many SFU grads flock to Johnstown, Pa. With a median salary of $55K, Pittsburgh, Pa. represents the highest-paid city popular among SFU grads. SFU alumni in Altoona, Pa. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $31K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid SFU alumni are those with a Master's Degree, Physician Assistant Studies — they earn close to $105K on average per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $46K.


SFU grads are usually competent in Geriatrics, and around one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Surgery translates into above-average pay for former Red Flashes — they earn 72 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Operations Management, Accounts Payable, and Accounting rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of grads do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a strong majority of grads are given health coverage, and more than half of survey participants accept dental insurance. Alumni of Saint Francis University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Alumni of Shenandoah University pick up average paychecks of approximately $61K, which is closest to the amount made by SFU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to SFU include Robert Morris University, DeSales University, and Wilkes University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1390 1660
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Saint Francis University


72 %
28 %
$30,248 - $77,485
$28,188 - $116,236
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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