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

Nestled away in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F Austin State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 11,000. 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 overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Retail Store Manager
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General / Operations Manager
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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Sales Coordinator
3 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Director
2 salaries
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About This School

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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Graduates of SFA head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the oil and gas exploration industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Among SFA grads, public K-12 education is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from SFA make an average of $54K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $65K, but the median for the latter is only $50K.


Information Technology Directors win the contest for best-paid SFA alumni, making an average $133K every year, though Certified Public Accountants and Speech-Language Pathologists are not far behind at about $70K. High School Teachers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $30K.


Many SFA grads flock to Dallas, Texas. In addition, former SFA students often head to Houston, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $62K in this top-paying city. Many former Lumberjacks can't resist staying in Nacogdoches after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $44K). Close-by Lufkin, Texas and Austin, Texas are also desirable cities among SFA alumni.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from SFA can rake in a whopping average $133K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $35K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a common skill among SFA alumni — approximately one in ten grads mention using it at work. Former Lumberjacks who have experience with Data Analysis can expect to make 64 percent more than other alumni (around $88K on average). Competency in Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than two-fifths of alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of respondents report dental coverage, too. Stephen F Austin State University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $55K for McNeese 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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ACT Scores 19 24

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


54 %
46 %
$31,609 - $63,368
$36,524 - $97,815
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Nacogdoches County
$38,057 - $89,835
$34,870 - $86,957
$29,153 - $52,741
$39,740 - $95,461
$34,000 - $84,411

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