Average Salary for Saint Francis University Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Saint Francis University, a Roman Catholic institution based in Loretto, Pa. 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 data for this snapshot was collected from SFU graduates who took PayScale's 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
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 %

9 %

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28 %

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SFU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including IT services, the home health care industry, and the retirement plans industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. 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. Former SFU graduates bring in approximately $61K on average.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $77K, but the median for the latter is only $63K.


The most generous salaries among SFU alumni are reportedly earned by Physician Assistants whose earnings come to about $78K on average.


Many SFU grads flock to Johnstown, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. is another hot spot for SFU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $55K). On the far end of the pay scale, SFU alumni often reside in Altoona, Pa., which is home to the lowest pay at $31K.

Degree Major

A Master's Degree, Physician Assistant Studies leads to the highest pay for SFU grads ($105K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $46K on average per year.


Many SFU grads have knowledge of Geriatrics, with around a tenth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Red Flashes with Surgery experience garner salaries that are 72 percent more than other grads' salaries. Experience with Operations Management, Accounts Payable, and Accounting is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of former students are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a strong majority of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a fair number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a majority of alumni accept dental insurance. Graduates of Saint Francis University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for Shenandoah University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to SFU grads. 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

Job Satisfaction

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

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