Average Salary for Temple University Alumni

Temple University is a public research university based in Philadelphia, Pa. that is home to around 28,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Temple alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Temple University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Office Manager
15 salaries
Social Worker
12 salaries
Executive Director
9 salaries
Marketing Manager
8 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Marketing Director
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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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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10 %

63 %

27 %

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The education industry, the financial services industry, and public K-12 education are just a few of the areas in which Temple grads find work. A large chunk of former Temple students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average salary for a grad from Temple is $58K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $54K whereas the men's median is approximately $67K.


Marketing Directors win the contest for best-paid Temple alumni, typically making about $90K every year, though Executive Directors ($70K), and High School Teachers ($58K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Social Workers, making an average of around $41K.


Temple alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and nearly two in five grads find stable employment in Philadelphia. The top-paying city popular with Temple alumni is King of Prussia, which offers median salaries of approximately $70K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Temple alumni is Harrisburg, where earnings average $52K. New York is also a top pick, as is Washington, DC.


Former Temple students head to Johnson & Johnson for above-average paychecks of $98K. Recent graduates of Temple typically find jobs working for the school. Taking into account that the median salary is the lowest at $50K, it may be surprising to learn this is the main place of work for new graduates.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) will compensate Temple grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in around $120K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism (about $43K annually).


Many former Temple students are familiar with Project Management, and one in ten grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Owls with Project Management abilities can expect to make 26 percent more than their former classmates ($74K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A strong majority of graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of graduates as well. Temple University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

West Virginia University graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to Temple grads. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton are also similar to Temple.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1510 1840
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Temple University


51 %
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$33,604 - $73,248
$40,104 - $92,570
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 355 votes.
$42,797 - $58,958
$66,000 - $121,000
$62,400 - $119,792
$34,462 - $77,769
$36,979 - $88,500
$35,000 - $80,955
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