Southern University and A&M College Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Southern University and A & M College, a institution based in Baton Rouge, La. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Jaguars!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The data in this summary come from SU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


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The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with an education from SU earn an average of $55K.


Baton Rouge is a popular place for SU students to settle after graduation, and nearly one-third of grads find steadfast employment in the city.

Degree Major

Former Jaguars who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree and earn a median salary of about $47K per year. Those holding a Master of Arts (MA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $46K on average per year.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among SU alumni, with close to a fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Microsoft Office seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 41 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($78K). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. More than half of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to more than half of grads, and a majority of grads sign up for dental plans. Southern University and A & M College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance.

Related Schools

University of West Alabama grads bring in salaries of around $58K, making them the most similar to SU alumni in terms of earnings. Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana are also similar to SU.

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