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Average Salary for Temple University Alumni

Nestled away in Philadelphia, Pa., the student population at Temple University, a public research school, roughly 28,000. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Temple University Alumni

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Social Worker
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Executive Director
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Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Marketing Director
8 salaries
Executive Assistant
8 salaries
High School Teacher
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
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Temple University Details

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096


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Temple alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the financial services industry, and public K-12 education, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Starting salaries of $58K are common among Temple grads.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $66K per year compared to females' around $54K.


In the Temple alumni professional community, Marketing Directors make the highest median pay (approximately $85K), though Executive Directors ($70K), and Staff Accountants (about $55K) are close competitors. Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $42K.


Philadelphia is such a great city that Temple alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with approximately two in five grads staying on to find permanent work. With a median salary of about $70K, King of Prussia represents the highest-paid city popular among Temple grads. Temple alumni in Harrisburg can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $54K. New York and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities.


Rolling in at $98K, Johnson & Johnson offers the highest salaries to former students of Temple. Recent graduates of Temple typically find jobs working for the school. Taking into account that the median salary is the lowest at $50K, it may be surprising to learn this is the main place of work for new graduates.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) will compensate Temple grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in approximately $136K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism — their annual income amounts to $43K on average.


Former Owls who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 26 percent more than other alumni ($73K on average). Temple grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and approximately one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. A strong majority of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of alumni, and the greater part of alums report health coverage. Temple University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Ohio University grads is about $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Temple grads. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and the University of Rhode Island.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1500 1800
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats

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