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

Founded in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F Austin State University is an institution of higher learning for around 11,000 students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Retail Store Manager
6 salaries
High School Teacher
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Director
3 salaries
Accounting Manager
3 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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About This School

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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Graduates of SFA go into the health care industry, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the oil and gas field services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Public K-12 education registers as the most common industry among alumni. Typical pay for those who graduated from SFA amounts to $52K.


Male graduates of SFA out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $64K versus around $49K for women.


The biggest paychecks among SFA alumni are earned by Corporate Controllers — these former students make $81K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Financial Analysts ($80K) and Operations Managers (approximately $70K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Retail Store Managers, making an average of about $39K.


Home to a large number of SFA alums, Houston is by far the most attractive city for these former students. SFA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Antonio, which offers median salaries of $71K. Relative to other popular cities, Nacogdoches ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $44K); however, Stephen F Austin State University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Close-by Dallas and Lufkin are also desirable cities among SFA alumni.

Degree Major

SFA grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Forestry can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $107K per year. A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $33K.


For former Lumberjacks, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 55 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among SFA alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly an eighth of former students report doing so. Competency in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Project Management also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alumni, and most former students report health coverage. A fair portion of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Stephen F Austin State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Southern University and A & M College grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to SFA alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SFA include Northwestern State University of Louisiana, The University of Texas at Tyler, and the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Test Scores

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

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


58 %
42 %
$30,955 - $64,185
$34,561 - $92,975
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 119 votes.
$38,092 - $81,764
$34,777 - $93,830
$29,174 - $53,581
$29,942 - $66,566
$19,631 - $73,812

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