Average Salary for University of South Alabama Alumni

Nestled away in Mobile, Ala., the student population at the University of South Alabama, a public research school, is roughly 11,000. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Registered Nurse (RN)
6 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
6 salaries
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
5 salaries
5 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
United States (change)

About This School

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

33 %

16 %

56 %

43 %

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Graduates of the USA go into clinical care, the health care services industry, and the medical office industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Starting salaries of $62K are common among USA grads.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $73K after graduating from USA, the average woman earns only $58K.


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 around $87K and about $84K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Accountants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $50K.


More often than not, USA grads continue living in Mobile (over a third of former students to be exact) even though average salaries here take last place on the pay scale ($50K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with USA alumni is Houston, which offers median salaries of approximately $85K. Pensacola is also a top pick, as is Dallas.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $125K per year, former Jaguars who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of about $35K.


Project Management is a common skill among USA alumni — roughly one in ten grads mention using it at work. Acute Care commands a pay premium of 39 percent for former Jaguars. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Acute Care rank among leading skills 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-third of alumni, respectively). Health benefits extend to most former students, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. A fair portion of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). University of South Alabama alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Wichita State University graduates, who earn $61K on average, make a similar amount to USA grads. Other schools similar to USA include the University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Jackson State University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of South Alabama


57 %
43 %
$31,840 - $76,278
$39,401 - $96,964
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 105 votes.
$31,115 - $71,455
$34,521 - $76,471
$39,262 - $91,054
$55,000 - $154,000
$69,478 - $116,500

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