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. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Owls!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The data for this synopsis comes from former Temple students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Marketing Manager
27 salaries
Account Manager
24 salaries
Operations Manager
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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
20 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
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Marketing Coordinator
19 salaries
Executive Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,525

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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 financial services industry, the consulting industry, and the architectural services industry are popular business areas among Temple alumni. Among Temple grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from Temple make an average of $52K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $61K per year compared to females' about $49K.


Among Temple graduates, the biggest earners are VPs of Customer Service, who haul in approximately $127K on average. Next on the list are Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Executive Directors, bringing in around $97K and $70K, respectively. Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $46K.


Many Temple alumni seem to stick around Philadelphia after wrapping up their studies; over a third of grads remain to find permanent work. It is also not uncommon to find former Temple students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $80K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Temple alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of approximately $40K. In addition, grads flock to Washington, DC as well as Warminster, Pa.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate Temple grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $292K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Sociology are the lowest of the pack, earning $30K.


Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 22 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($63K). Temple grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and just under a fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than two-fifths of alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and the larger part of former students sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, a strong majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Temple University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

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

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