Average Salary for University of South Alabama Alumni

The University of South Alabama, a school in Mobile, Ala., has roughly 11,000 undergrads. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Jaguars!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data for this snapshot was collected from USA graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

Read More

Overall College ROI Rank

out of 1223
See full list

ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 408

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of South Alabama Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
5 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

33 %

16 %

56 %

43 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Graduates of the USA work in a variety of sectors including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the education industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Less than five percent of USA grads move into the manufacturing industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Following graduation, USA students earn an average of about $63K.


The biggest paychecks among USA alumni are earned by Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners — these former students make a median salary of $93K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($88K) and Mechanical Engineers ($86K). Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $50K in this job.


About one in three USA grads stay in Mobile, Ala., even though it offers the lowest median pay (approximately $49K). On the other hand, USA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers a median salary of $85K. Other cities of interest include Atlanta, Ga. and Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid USA alumni are those with a Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering (CE) — they earn close to about $100K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality & Tourism offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $33K).


Acute Care commands a pay premium of 36 percent for former Jaguars. Many USA grads have knowledge of Project Management, with around one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Acute Care.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Most respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Most survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of respondents have dental insurance. University of South Alabama graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Louisiana Tech University graduates, who earn $63K on average, make a similar amount to USA grads. The University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Jackson State University are also similar to USA.

University of South Alabama Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of South Alabama


54 %
46 %
$34,418 - $76,582
$38,424 - $95,315
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 52 votes.
$31,162 - $74,290
$39,262 - $91,054
$37,000 - $74,865
$59,548 - $68,866
$46,200 - $102,500

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.