Temple University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Temple University is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Philadelphia, Pa. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Owls!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data for this synopsis comes from former Temple students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Temple University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Office Manager
6 salaries
Executive Director
5 salaries
Social Worker
4 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
High School Teacher
3 salaries
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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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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Temple alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, public K-12 education, and the financial services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Temple is around $58K.


In the Temple alumni community, men make a median salary of $67K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $55K.


In the Temple alumni professional community, Construction Project Managers make the highest median pay ($95K), though Marketing Directors (about $90K), and Executive Directors ($71K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Marketing Managers report making $37K.


Temple students enjoy their time in Philadelphia, and over a third of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common destination for Temple grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $86K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Temple grads is West Chester, Pa. (median compensation is $54K). New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Temple grads (approximately $122K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Social Work (SW) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $39K on average per year.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 25 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($72K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Temple alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in eight former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to most respondents, and a strong majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. Alumni of Temple University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Ohio University grads bring in salaries of around about $58K, making them the most similar to Temple alumni in terms of earnings. 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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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Temple University


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$34,342 - $75,014
$39,257 - $92,444
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
$34,742 - $77,111
$38,882 - $95,000
$30,639 - $80,456
$45,598 - $69,181

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