Average Salary for University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

Nestled away in Tampa, Fla., the University of South Florida, a school, has a student population of roughly 31,000. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulls!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Marketing Manager
11 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Software Engineer
9 salaries
Civil Engineer
8 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
8 salaries
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 809
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About This School

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 can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the engineering services industry, and clinical care, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of USF alumni wind up in the education industry. Graduates of the USF earn approximately $56K on average.


Among USF alumni, those working as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners report the highest median pay of $80K, followed by Operations Managers ($71K), and Marketing Managers ($67K). Civil Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $52K in this job.


Many USF alumni seem to stick around Tampa after wrapping up their studies; over a third of grads remain to find permanent work. USF alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of about $78K. USF alumni in Sarasota, Fla. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $49K. Other popular cities for USF alumni include nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. and Orlando, Fla.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for USF grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $101K per year). A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $33K.


USF grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and around one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 58 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($89K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of former students, and most survey participants report health coverage. University of South Florida alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of South Carolina pick up average paychecks of about $56K, which is closest to the amount made by USF grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to USF include the University of Florida, Florida State University, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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SAT Scores 1590 1870
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of South Florida - Main Campus


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$33,764 - $75,607
$39,531 - $89,178
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.
$34,864 - $78,247
$39,240 - $85,396
$34,746 - $73,893
$30,606 - $76,220
$34,765 - $71,885

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