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

Stephen F Austin State University is a university based in Nacogdoches, Texas that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. 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. This report is based on the answers of SFA graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

830
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

314
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

276
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$40,900
Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Retail Store Manager
5 salaries
$35,608  
   
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
$70,000  
Sales Coordinator
3 salaries
$36,625  
High School Teacher
3 salaries
$30,086  
Information Technology (IT) Director
3 salaries
$132,656  
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
$65,000  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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About This School

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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State School, For Sports Fans

43 %

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Industry

Professionally, the health care industry, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among SFA alumni. 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. Following graduation, SFA students earn an average of approximately $53K.

Gender

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

Jobs

The SFA alumni who make the most are Information Technology Directors; they report a median pay of about $133K. Speech-Language Pathologists and Certified Public Accountants draw in a fair amount as well — around $70K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for High School Teachers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $30K.

Locations

Houston, Texas is a hub for SFA graduates — a large number call this city home. The top-paying city popular with SFA alumni is Denver, Colo., which offers a median salary of $85K. Relative to other popular cities, Nacogdoches ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $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. Other cities of interest among SFA alumni include nearby Dallas, Texas and Lufkin, Texas.

Degree Major

SFA grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Forestry can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $133K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (around $35K on average annually).

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among SFA alumni, with approximately one in ten workers reporting using it on the job. Former Lumberjacks with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 63 percent more than other grads' salaries. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for a little less than half of the alumni, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. For this school, a strong majority of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of alums pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Stephen F Austin State University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $54K for Tarleton State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to SFA grads. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the University of Texas at Tyler, and the University of Louisiana-Monroe are also similar to SFA.

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Test Scores

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

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %
Salary
$31,166 - $62,555
Salary
$35,364 - $96,519
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Nacogdoches County
$47,500
$37,312 - $87,853
$34,073 - $82,000
$29,153 - $52,741
$32,556 - $93,842
$34,000 - $84,411

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