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Average Salary for Saint Francis University Alumni

Nestled away in Loretto, Pa., the student population at Saint Francis University, a Roman Catholic school, is roughly 2,000. 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, Johnstown, and State College. This report is based on the responses of SFU graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Saint Francis University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physician Assistant (PA)
7 salaries
Network Operations Specialist
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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About This School

117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

71 %

9 %

64 %

28 %

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SFU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, IT services, and the banking industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Less than five percent of SFU grads move into clinical care — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Former SFU graduates tend to bring in $59K.


The SFU alumni who make the most are Physician Assistants; they report a median pay of $79K. Human Resources Directors and Physical Therapists draw in a fair amount as well — around $64K and $62K. Sliding in near the bottom are Network Operations Specialists, who report earnings of approximately $49K.


Home to a large number of SFU alums, Pittsburgh is by far the most attractive city for these former students. SFU grads also flock to New York, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is about $83K). Johnstown is a popular spot for former SFU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $35K. SFU alumni express interest in nearby Altoona and State College as well.

Degree Major

Former Red Flashes who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master's Degree, Physician Assistant Studies and earn around $105K per year. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are the lowest of the pack, earning $45K.


Former Red Flashes who have experience with Surgery can expect to make 51 percent more than other alumni (about $90K on average). Operations Management is a common skill among SFU alumni — less than ten percent of grads mention using it at work. Experience with Geriatrics, Microsoft Office, and Financial Reporting is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A solid majority of former students have medical plans, and most graduates have dental insurance. A strong majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Saint Francis University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Robert Morris University grads report the most similar salaries to SFU alums, earning approximately $59K on average. Other schools similar to SFU include DeSales University, Shenandoah University, and Wilkes University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Saint Francis University


70 %
30 %
$33,935 - $75,433
$31,156 - $82,897
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 22 votes.

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