Average Salary for University of South Alabama Alumni

Nestled away in Mobile, Ala., the University of South Alabama, a school, has a student population of roughly 11,000. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Jaguars!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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University of South Alabama Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
6 salaries
5 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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About This School

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the USA head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; clinical care, the health care services industry, and the education industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the manufacturing industry, which attracts less than five percent of USA alumni. USA graduates see an average starting salary of around $63K.


In the USA alumni professional community, Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners make the highest median pay ($93K), though Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($87K), and Mechanical Engineers ($86K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Accountants who make an average of $50K.


More than a third of USA grads stay in Mobile, Ala., even though it offers the lowest median pay (about $50K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Orange Beach, Ala., a top-paying city for USA grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of approximately $83K). Pensacola, Fla. and Huntsville, Ala. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

USA grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering (CE) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $100K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality & Tourism — their annual income amounts to $33K on average.


For former Jaguars, proficiency in Acute Care warrants a paycheck that is 41 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a common skill among USA alumni — less than ten percent of grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Acute Care.

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 respondents have medical plans, and the larger part of respondents have dental insurance. To plan for old age, most former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to University of South Alabama alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of Louisiana Tech University pick up average paychecks of about $63K, which is closest to the amount made by USA grads among similar schools. The University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Jackson State University are also similar to USA.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1295 1635
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of South Alabama


55 %
45 %
$34,254 - $77,027
$38,289 - $94,919
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
$31,323 - $73,812
$34,521 - $75,708
$47,050 - $93,557
$59,548 - $68,866
$61,316 - $86,476
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