Temple University Alumni Average Salary

Temple University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Philadelphia, Pa., the school is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Temple grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

432nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$324,000

Annual ROI 

6.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$120,000

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College Salary Report

364th

Early Career Salary 

$45,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$79,100

% High Meaning 

50 %

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Temple University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Marketing Manager
25 salaries
$50,868  
   
Operations Manager
23 salaries
$59,663  
Marketing Coordinator
19 salaries
$43,916  
Associate Attorney
19 salaries
$82,443  
Executive Director
18 salaries
$73,591  
Financial Analyst
17 salaries
$50,429  
Executive Assistant
16 salaries
$54,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,316
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About This School

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096

28,068

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of Temple go into the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the retail industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. The average salary for a grad from Temple is $55K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $52K per year compared to men, who earn $62K.

Jobs

Former Temple students with an interest in making money consider becoming Marketing Directors, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to around $90K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Programmer Analysts (approximately $80K) and Executive Directors ($73K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in $38K.

Locations

Temple students enjoy their time in Philadelphia, and over a third of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. It is also not uncommon to find former Temple students living and working in King of Prussia, Pa. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $77K. Though Harrisburg, Pa. takes the cake for lowest pay among Temple grads (the median salary is $44K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Temple grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to approximately $138K per year). A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $40K.

Skills

Temple grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and close to an eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For former Owls, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 14 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A fair number of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of former students, and the larger part of respondents also receive dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Temple University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Old Dominion University pick up average paychecks of around $59K, which is closest to the amount made by Temple grads among similar schools. 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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Key Stats for Temple University

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %
Salary
$33,707 - $72,719
Salary
$39,155 - $83,123
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
$33,985 - $75,217
$51,108 - $82,782
$29,346 - $55,955
$34,184 - $77,137
$42,999 - $82,892
$35,000 - $80,958
$39,430 - $46,255

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