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

Around 11,000 people attend Stephen F Austin State University, a institution based in Nacogdoches, Texas. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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The medical office industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Salaries are quite modest for SFA alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. SFA graduates see an average starting salary of $48K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $46K per year compared to men, who earn $94K.


Home to a large number of SFA alums, Lufkin, Texas is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is no surprise that Houston, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $56K), is another of the most popular spots for former SFA students. SFA alumni in Dallas, Texas can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $37K. Nearby Denton, Texas and Nacogdoches, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for SFA grads.

Degree Major

SFA students with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) can expect to make the most money ($75K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) ($34K on average annually).


SFA alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with slightly more than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Lumberjacks with Team Leadership experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Word, Operations Management, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; a fair number of respondents get vacation time, whereas just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, more than half of respondents contribute to a 401(k). It is no small feat that more than half of survey participants are given health coverage, and just over two-fifths of former students accept dental insurance. Graduates of Stephen F Austin State University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

Median pay for Southeastern Louisiana University 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 the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

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