University of South Alabama Alumni Average Salary

The University of South Alabama is a university based in Mobile, Ala. that is home to around 11,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Jaguars!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Replies from former USA students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Process Engineer
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Software Developer
8 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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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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Former USA students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the USA amounts to around $62K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is about $73K, but the median for the latter is only $57K.


The USA alumni who make the most are Senior Systems Engineers; they report a median pay of $104K. Stress Engineers and Mechanical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $88K and $84K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $50K.


More often than not, USA grads continue living in Mobile, Ala. (nearly two in five former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($50K). USA alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Fort Worth, Texas where about $90K is the average pay. Other popular cities include Atlanta, Ga. and Daphne, Ala.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for USA grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to $95K per year). A B.A. in Sociology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $49K.


Many USA grads have knowledge of Project Management, with about an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Jaguars with Project Management abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates (around $81K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a fair number of alums sign up for dental plans. 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

Median pay for University of Texas at El Paso grads is $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of USA grads. The University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Jackson State University are also similar to USA.

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