Average Salary for University of South Alabama Alumni

The University of South Alabama is a university based in Mobile, Ala. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Jaguars!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of South Alabama Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
6 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
5 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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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 are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the medical office industry. Among USA grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. On the other end of the spectrum is the manufacturing industry, which attracts less than two percent of USA alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from the USA amounts to $62K.


Among USA graduates, the biggest earners are Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, who haul in $93K on average. Next on the list are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Mechanical Engineers, bringing in about $87K and approximately $86K, respectively. Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $50K in this job.


Despite handing out the worst average salary (around $50K), Mobile, Ala. holds on to its USA student population, and about a third of grads continue to reside in the city. However, USA grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to Fort Worth, Texas — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of $85K. Pensacola, Fla. and Huntsville, Ala. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid USA alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to $383K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality & Tourism fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $33K.


Former Jaguars with Acute Care experience garner salaries that are 41 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former USA students are familiar with Project Management, and less than ten percent of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Acute Care are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to University of South Alabama alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette grads report the most similar salaries to USA alums, earning $62K on average. The University of New Orleans, Jackson State University, and Louisiana Tech 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


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$32,973 - $77,139
$38,424 - $96,241
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1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
$30,729 - $73,518
$34,645 - $78,108
$39,262 - $91,054
$61,316 - $86,476
$58,958 - $81,389
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