Average Salary for Temple University Alumni

Ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment, Temple University is a university based in Philadelphia, Pa., and it's home to around 28,000 undergraduates. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. Replies from former Temple students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Office Manager
12 salaries
Social Worker
9 salaries
Executive Director
7 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
6 salaries
Marketing Director
6 salaries
Executive Assistant
6 salaries
Marketing Manager
6 salaries
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About This School

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the education industry, public K-12 education, and the health care services industry are popular business areas among Temple alumni. The majority of Temple alumni wind up in the health care industry. Those with an education from Temple earn an average of $58K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $68K, but the median for the latter is only around $55K.


Temple grads who become Construction Project Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $102K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Marketing Directors and Executive Directors; their salaries approach about $90K and $71K, respectively. Marketing Managers pick up $37K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Temple alumni seem to stick around Philadelphia after wrapping up their studies; approximately two in five grads remain to find permanent work. Temple grads also flock to King of Prussia, Pa., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $69K). On the far end of the pay scale, Temple alumni often reside in Los Angeles, Calif., which is home to the lowest pay at around $52K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Temple alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to $122K on average per year. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $44K.


For former Owls, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 28 percent more than other alumni salaries. Temple alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alums, and a strong majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Most former students participate in a 401(k) program. Temple University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Ohio University grads is approximately $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Temple grads. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and the University of Rhode Island.

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SAT Scores 1510 1840
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Temple University


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Rated 4 out of 5
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