University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Around 31,000 people attend the University of South Florida, a institution based in Tampa, Fla. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulls!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Marketing Manager
11 salaries
Operations Manager
8 salaries
Software Engineer
8 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
National Sales Manager
6 salaries
Process Engineer
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-9951

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State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The USF alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the engineering services industry, and clinical care. Among USF grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of the USF earn approximately $56K on average.


In the USF alumni professional community, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners make the highest median pay ($80K), though Operations Managers ($71K), and Marketing Managers ($67K) are close competitors. Civil Engineers pick up about $52K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


USF alumni seem to appreciate living in Tampa, and more than a third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $78K), is another of the most popular spots for former USF students. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among USF grads is Sarasota, Fla. (median compensation is $49K). Other popular cities for USF alumni include nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. and Orlando, Fla.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from USF can rake in a whopping average $101K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $33K.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among USF alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in seven former students report doing so. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Bulls — they earn 58 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. A large number of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of former students report dental coverage, too. Alumni of University of South Florida also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of South Carolina grads (who make an average of $56K) earn salaries most similar to USF alumni. The University of Florida, Florida State University, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are also similar to USF.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1870
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of South Florida - Main Campus


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Rated 5 out of 5
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