Average Salary for University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

Nestled away in Tampa, Fla., the student population at the University of South Florida, a public research school, is roughly 31,000. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bulls!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The figures in this rundown were provided by USF alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Staff Accountant
11 salaries
Operations Manager
11 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
11 salaries
Software Engineer
10 salaries
Civil Engineer
10 salaries
Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Project Engineer
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,041
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About This School

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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The USF alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the financial services industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Those with an education from USF earn an average of about $56K.


The most generous salaries among USF alumni are reportedly earned by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, whose earnings come to $88K, followed by Operations Managers ($71K) and Marketing Managers ($65K). Sliding in near the bottom are Staff Accountants, who report earnings of around $42K.


Tampa is such a great city that USF alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with more than a third of grads staying on to find permanent work. USF grads also flock to Atlanta, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $77K). On the far end of the pay scale, USF alumni often reside in Sarasota, which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $49K. Close-by St. Petersburg and Orlando are also desirable cities among USF alumni.


Typical salaries reach $108K at H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, where former USF students can easily make the most money. In contrast, alums who work at PricewaterhouseCoopers face the lowest salaries at about $48K on average.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for USF grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing (earnings climb to around $103K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Mass Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $40K per year.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among USF alumni — approximately one in seven grads mention using it at work. Former Bulls who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 53 percent more than other alumni ($85K on average). Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of former students as well. The greater part of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of South Florida alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of South Carolina grads bring in salaries of around approximately $56K, making them the most similar to USF alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Florida, Florida State University, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are also similar to USF.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of South Florida - Main Campus


50 %
50 %
$33,793 - $75,726
$39,195 - $89,377
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 405 votes.
$49,004 - $56,296
$41,801 - $66,637
$45,000 - $86,474
$35,379 - $75,379
$35,000 - $80,843
$34,554 - $75,243
$30,966 - $78,636
$40,728 - $74,582

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