Average Salary for Southern University and A&M College Alumni

Southern University and A & M College is a university based in Baton Rouge, La. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Southern University and A&M College Alumni

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About This School

Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, LA 70813



State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of SU go into the health care industry, the engineering services industry, and clinical care, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The chemical manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from SU is around $60K.


In the SU alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $67K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $54K.


SU grads who become Reliability Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making a median salary of about $90K yearly.


Home to a large number of SU alums, Dallas, Texas is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of $90K, Houston, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among SU grads. Southern University and A & M College alumni often stay in Baton Rouge following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities ($65K). Other cities of interest include Plano, Texas and New Orleans, La.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns SU students the most money after college (an average $106K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting are the lowest of the pack, earning about $63K.


Project Management commands a pay premium of 68 percent for former Jaguars. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among SU alumni, with approximately one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than two-fifths of alumni get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to most graduates as well. A large number of former students set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Southern University and A & M College also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Troy University pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by SU grads among similar schools. Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana are also similar to SU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores 17 20

Key Stats for Southern University and A&M College


52 %
48 %
$32,688 - $92,350
$49,455 - $104,698
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 14 votes.

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