Temple University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Temple University, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Philadelphia, Pa., and it is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Owls!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This report is based on the responses of Temple graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Temple University School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Project Architect
2 salaries
Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm
2 salaries
Clinical Supervisor
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Customer Service
2 salaries
Executive Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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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The financial services industry, the architectural services industry, and the consulting industry are just a few of the areas in which Temple grads find work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Temple graduates bring in $52K on average.


The most generous salaries among Temple alumni are reportedly earned by VPs of Customer Service, whose median earnings come to about $127K, followed by Executive Directors (around $70K) and Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates (approximately $63K). Project Architects wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $55K.


Philadelphia is a popular place for Temple students to settle after graduation, and over a third of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Temple grads also flock to New York, N.Y., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $80K). Home to the lowest median salary for Temple alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., a popular place for former students despite its $40K average paycheck. Washington, DC and Reading, Pa. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Temple grads (about $292K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Sociology are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $30K.


Former Owls who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 22 percent more than other alumni ($63K on average). Many Temple grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with approximately one-sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of graduates as well. A strong majority of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Temple University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for West Virginia University grads is $59K, making their salaries most similar to those of Temple grads. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Temple University


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$34,727 - $74,237
$39,999 - $85,957

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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