Average Salary for Temple University Alumni

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. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Owls!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This report is based on the answers of Temple graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Temple University Alumni

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Office Manager
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Social Worker
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Executive Director
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Marketing Director
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Marketing Manager
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Executive Assistant
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Project Manager, Construction
5 salaries
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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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Former Temple students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the health care services industry, and public K-12 education. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Temple graduates see an average starting salary of $58K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $55K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $68K.


The Temple alumni who make the most are Construction Project Managers; they report a median pay of $102K. Marketing Directors and Executive Directors draw in a fair amount as well — about $90K and $71K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $37K.


Graduates of Temple seem to enjoy living in Philadelphia, and over a third of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Temple alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of $86K. Though West Chester, Pa. takes the cake for lowest pay among Temple grads (the median salary is around $54K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Temple grads (approximately $122K on average per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $44K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Temple alumni, with nearly one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Owls, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 28 percent more than other alumni salaries. 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-third of alumni for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of grads as well. Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional benefits handed to Temple University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Ohio University grads bring in salaries of around about $58K, making them the most similar to Temple alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and the University of Rhode Island.

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Key Stats for Temple University


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