Average Salary for University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

The University of South Florida is a university based in Tampa, Fla. that is home to around 31,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bulls!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This report is based on the responses of USF graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

539
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

214
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

207
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$43,100
University of South Florida - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Marketing Manager
11 salaries
$66,547  
   
Operations Manager
11 salaries
$57,000  
Civil Engineer
9 salaries
$51,430  
Software Engineer
9 salaries
$62,759  
Project Manager, Engineering
8 salaries
$55,460  
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
8 salaries
$80,000  
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
$62,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 874

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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)

31,100

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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19 %

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Industry

Graduates of the USF work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the engineering services industry, and the manufacturing industry. Among USF grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. USF graduates see an average starting salary of $56K.

Jobs

Among USF graduates, the biggest earners are Family Nurse Practitioners, who haul in about $87K on average. Next on the list are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Marketing Managers, bringing in $81K and $68K, respectively. Civil Engineers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $51K.

Locations

USF alumni like Tampa so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with more than a third of grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with USF alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of around $79K. On the other hand, USF alumni who end up in Sarasota, Fla. receive the lowest median salary of $49K. USF alumni express interest in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. and Clearwater, Fla. as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid USF alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to approximately $101K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $33K per year.

Skills

USF alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with around an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Bulls with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 59 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of graduates receive dental plans, too. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of South Florida grads are also lucky enough to receive 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 about $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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$33,400 - $73,445
Salary
$39,354 - $88,859
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
$34,668 - $76,201
$38,494 - $84,134
$34,554 - $72,389
$30,606 - $76,220
$35,745 - $71,837

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