Average Salary for Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Alumni

Around 11,000 people attend Stephen F Austin State University, a institution based in Nacogdoches, Texas. The school attracts plenty of sports fans (Go Lumberjacks!) to its rural campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Nacogdoches, Texas. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Retail Store Manager
5 salaries
High School Teacher
4 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Director
3 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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About This School

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of SFA go into the health care industry, the general medical and surgical hospital industry, and the oil and gas field services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former SFA students are employed in public K-12 education; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of SFA is $52K.


Male graduates of SFA out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $63K versus $49K for women.


Information Technology Directors win the contest for best-paid SFA alumni, making an average about $133K every year, though Certified Public Accountants and Speech-Language Pathologists are not far behind at around $70K. On the lower end, Retail Store Managers report making $36K.


The most popular destination for former SFA students is Houston, Texas. SFA grads also flock to Fort Worth, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $92K). Stephen F Austin State University grads are so loyal to Nacogdoches that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($43K). SFA alumni express interest in nearby Dallas, Texas and Lufkin, Texas as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SFA grads with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (average earnings climb to around $133K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


SFA grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Data Analysis commands a pay premium of 66 percent for former Lumberjacks. Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Dental insurance applies to more than half of respondents, and a fair number of grads report health coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of former students contribute to a 401(k). Stephen F Austin State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Louisiana grads is $51K, making their salaries most similar to those of SFA grads. Other schools similar to SFA include Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the University of Texas at Tyler, and McNeese State University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1310 1610
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA)


57 %
43 %
$29,787 - $62,304
$35,493 - $97,179
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 73 votes.
Nacogdoches County
$36,834 - $85,617
$34,073 - $82,000
$28,491 - $51,562
$28,582 - $58,958
$32,000 - $51,311

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