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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mechanical Engineer
46 salaries
Software Engineer
31 salaries
Software Developer
20 salaries
Financial Analyst
20 salaries
Staff Accountant
19 salaries
Marketing Manager
19 salaries
Financial Controller
18 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,143

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4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-9951

University of South Florida-Main Campus, university of south florida, USF, University of South Florida (USF)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the USF are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the banking industry, and the software development industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the USF is $57K.


The most generous salaries among USF alumni are reportedly earned by Process Engineers, whose median earnings come to about $78K, followed by Mechanical Engineers ($64K) and Client Service Managers ($62K). Buyers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $37K in this job.


Graduates of USF seem to enjoy living in Tampa, and about two in five grads wind up living and working there after graduation. The top-paying city popular with USF alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $100K. On the other end, USF grads flock to Orlando, Fla., which actually offers the weakest median salary of approximately $43K. Neighboring Clearwater, Fla. is another common pick among USF grads, along with Lakeland, Fla.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting earns USF students the most money after college (an average $145K per year). Graduates holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $42K.


Former Bulls with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 24 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among USF alumni, with just under a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of graduates receive health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Most alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of South Florida alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Florida State University grads (who make an average of about $58K) earn salaries most similar to USF alumni. The University of Florida, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and the University of Houston are also similar to USF.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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