University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

The University of South Florida is a university based in Tampa, Fla. that is home to around 31,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Bulls!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data for this snapshot was collected from USF graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Marketing Manager
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
National Sales Manager
5 salaries
Structural Engineer
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
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4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-9951

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The USF alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the engineering services industry, and the financial services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from the USF is $56K.


USF grads who become Operations Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $84K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Process Engineers and Marketing Managers; their salaries approach around $70K and $67K, respectively. Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $40K.


USF alumni seem to appreciate living in Tampa, and over a third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Atlanta, Ga. is another hot spot for USF grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $78K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among USF grads is Lakeland, Fla. (median compensation is approximately $47K). Nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. and Sarasota, Fla. also rank high on the list of cities for USF grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) leads to the highest pay for USF grads ($90K on average 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 an average about $40K per year.


For former Bulls, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 59 percent more than other alumni salaries. One in seven grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional benefits handed to University of South Florida alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of South Carolina grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of USF grads. 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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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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$33,453 - $75,065
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
$34,681 - $77,100
$39,659 - $86,172
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