University of South Alabama Alumni Average Salary

Around 11,000 people attend the University of South Alabama, a institution based in Mobile, Ala. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Jaguars!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data for this snapshot was collected from USA graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
6 salaries
5 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Civil Engineer
3 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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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The USA alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care services industry, clinical care, and the aerospace and defense industry. Among USA grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from the USA amounts to $63K.


USA grads who become Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $93K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Mechanical Engineers; their salaries approach around $88K and $86K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of approximately $50K.


For reasons other than money, USA grads are most commonly found still living in Mobile, Ala., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($49K). 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 about $85K. Graduates also relocate to Atlanta, Ga. and Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering (CE) will compensate USA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $100K 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 $33K.


Less than ten percent of grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Jaguars who have experience with Acute Care can expect to make 35 percent more than other alumni (approximately $84K on average). Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Acute Care.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of survey participants accept dental insurance. Most grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. University of South Alabama alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

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

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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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$33,935 - $76,703
$38,424 - $89,733
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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
$30,842 - $71,653
$51,784 - $96,298
$44,000 - $67,650
$58,983 - $66,318

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