Graduates of Temple head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the architectural services industry, and the health care services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $52K are the median among Temple grads.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $50K whereas the men's median is approximately $60K.
Former Temple students with an interest in making money consider becoming VPs of Customer Service, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $127K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Environmental Health & Safety Managers ($97K) and Executive Directors ($70K). Staff Accountants pick up about $46K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
Temple alumni like Philadelphia so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with more than a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. New York, N.Y. is also a common destination for Temple grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $80K. On the other end, Temple grads flock to Tempe, Ariz., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $47K. Washington, DC and Los Angeles, Calif. are also desirable cities.
Former Owls who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn a median salary of about $292K per year. A B.A. in Sociology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($30K).
Former Owls who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 22 percent more than other alumni ($63K on average). About one in six Temple grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Slightly less than half of the respondents are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. A strong majority of grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of former students have medical plans, and the larger part of respondents have dental insurance. Temple University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
West Virginia University grads report the most similar salaries to Temple alums, earning around $59K on average. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton are also similar to Temple.