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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 athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Owls!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Temple grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Temple University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Office Manager
14 salaries
Social Worker
12 salaries
Executive Director
9 salaries
Marketing Manager
8 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Marketing Director
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 814

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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, public K-12 education, and the financial services industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with an education from Temple earn an average of $58K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $67K per year, but the second group takes home only $54K.


Among Temple alumni, those working as Marketing Directors report the highest median pay of approximately $89K, followed by Executive Directors (about $70K), and High School Teachers (around $68K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Office Managers — they bring in $40K.


Temple students enjoy their time in Philadelphia, and approximately two in five students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Temple grads is King of Prussia, Pa.; given its high compensation ($70K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Temple alumni is Harrisburg, Pa., which offers a median salary of approximately $46K. New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate Temple grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $120K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) (about $37K on average annually).


Temple grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Owls who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 29 percent more than other alumni ($75K on average). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service rank among leading 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 in three grads, respectively). A large number of former students receive health insurance, and a strong majority of graduates get dental coverage. A large number of alums participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that Temple University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Ohio University pick up average paychecks of $58K, which is closest to the amount made by Temple grads among similar schools. 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 232 votes.
$34,273 - $77,021
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$34,521 - $79,980
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