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

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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

830th

20 Year Net ROI 

$166,200

Annual ROI 

5.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$86,800

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College Salary Report

477th

Early Career Salary 

$40,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$75,300

% High Meaning 

62.0%

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Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
3 salaries
$70,000  
   
Sales Coordinator
3 salaries
$36,625  
Retail Store Manager
3 salaries
$34,392  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
$152,500  
High School Teacher
2 salaries
$38,800  
Outside Sales Representative
2 salaries
$43,448  
Elementary School Teacher
2 salaries
$50,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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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6 %

91 %

46 %


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Industry

Graduates of SFA are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, and the oil and gas exploration industry. The most popular professional field seems to be public K-12 education. Following graduation, SFA students earn an average of around $54K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $65K per year compared to females' approximately $49K.

Jobs

The SFA alumni who make the most are Information Technology Directors; they report a median pay of about $133K. Certified Public Accountants and Speech-Language Pathologists draw in a fair amount as well — $70K. On the lower end, Retail Store Managers report making $36K.

Locations

Many SFA grads flock to Houston, Texas. SFA grads also flock to Fort Worth, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $62K). SFA grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Nacogdoches despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $44K). Other cities of interest among SFA alumni include nearby Dallas, Texas and Lufkin, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SFA grads with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (average earnings climb to around $133K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $35K.

Skills

Former Lumberjacks with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 68 percent more than other grads' salaries. SFA grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and about a tenth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Customer Service, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, a little less than a third of former students report receiving the former, whereas just two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of grads contribute to a 401(k). A fair number of alums receive health insurance, and the larger part of graduates get dental coverage. 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 Tarleton State University grads is $55K, 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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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
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$31,203 - $60,392
Salary
$40,023 - $101,233
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Nacogdoches County
$47,500
$37,524 - $89,810
$35,265 - $77,092
$29,153 - $52,741
$39,740 - $95,461
$34,000 - $84,411

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