Average Salary for Temple University Alumni

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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Temple University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Office Manager
12 salaries
Social Worker
10 salaries
Executive Director
8 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
6 salaries
Marketing Manager
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 727

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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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Graduates of Temple head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, public K-12 education, and the health care services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Temple graduates bring in around $58K on average.


Male graduates of Temple out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $67K versus $55K for women.


In the Temple alumni professional community, Construction Project Managers make the highest median pay ($102K), though Marketing Directors (approximately $90K), and Executive Directors ($70K) are close competitors. Office Managers pick up about $39K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Philadelphia is a popular place for Temple students to settle after graduation, and about two-fifths of grads find steadfast employment in the city. With a median salary of $87K, Mount Laurel, N.J. represents the highest-paid city popular among Temple grads. On the other hand, Temple alumni who end up in Los Angeles, Calif. receive the lowest median salary of $49K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Temple grads (around $122K on average per year). A Bachelor of Science in Sports Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $40K.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Owls — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Temple grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of respondents as well. A large number of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional benefits handed to Temple University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $58K for Ohio University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Temple grads. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and the University of Rhode Island 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


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48 %
$34,209 - $73,932
$39,558 - $92,571
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 206 votes.
$34,437 - $77,603
$38,091 - $87,850
$34,255 - $80,456
$44,965 - $78,000
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