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.
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.
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.