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Average Salary for University of South Alabama Alumni

The University of South Alabama, a public research school in Mobile, Ala., has roughly 11,000 undergrads. This report is based on the answers of USA graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of South Alabama Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Registered Nurse (RN)
8 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
7 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
6 salaries
5 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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University of South Alabama Details

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002


State Schools, Research Universities, 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 medical office industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the health care industry. USA graduates in the education industry industry are hard pressed to find, with less than two percent of former students taking up work in this field. The average salary for a grad from USA is around $62K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $59K on average compared to $72K for male graduates.


The most lucrative professionals among USA alumni are Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners; they earn a median annual salary of $93K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $87K and $84K are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Mechanical Engineers. Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $50K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $50K), more than a third of USA students still call Mobile their home after graduation. For those seeking more money, Houston is a popular destination for former USA students; median pay is approximately $85K. Other common destinations include Pensacola and Dallas.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for USA grads ($125K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences offers the lowest annual financial reward ($35K).


USA alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with approximately one in ten grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Acute Care commands a pay premium of 38 percent for former Jaguars. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Acute Care command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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). Most graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Most respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. 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

Among alumni of similar schools, Louisiana Tech University grads (who make an average of about $62K) earn salaries most similar to USA alumni. 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 1325 1705
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats

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