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. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data for this synopsis comes from former USA students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of South Alabama Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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Mechanical Engineer
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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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Clinical care, the health care services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are just a few of the areas in which the USA grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the medical office industry, which attracts less than two percent of USA alumni. Graduates of the USA earn approximately $63K on average.


USA grads who become Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $93K annually. However, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Mechanical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $88K and about $86K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in $50K.


Over a third of USA students choose to remain in Mobile, Ala. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $49K. Alternatively, Fort Worth, Texas is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $85K — which is an (obvious) draw for many USA grads. Other common destinations include Atlanta, Ga. and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid USA alumni are those with a Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering (CE) — they earn close to around $100K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality & Tourism commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $33K.


Many USA grads have knowledge of Project Management, with less than ten percent of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Jaguars with Acute Care experience garner salaries that are 35 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Acute Care.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of grads, and a large number of former students report health coverage. Other benefits awarded 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 New Orleans grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to USA alumni in terms of earnings. 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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$31,025 - $73,588
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