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. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. 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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Operations Manager
11 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
10 salaries
Civil Engineer
10 salaries
Staff Accountant
10 salaries
Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
9 salaries
Software Engineer
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 976

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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 engineering services industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the USF amounts to $56K.


The most generous salaries among USF alumni are reportedly earned by Family Nurse Practitioners, whose median earnings come to $87K, followed by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (approximately $85K) and Marketing Managers (about $68K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Staff Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $40K.


Many USF alumni remain in Tampa after graduation; over a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $79K), is another of the most popular spots for former USF students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by USF alumni is Sarasota, Fla., where earnings average around $49K. Close-by St. Petersburg, Fla. and Orlando, Fla. are also desirable cities among USF alumni.

Degree Major

USF students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing can expect to make the most money ($103K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $33K per year.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among USF alumni, with one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 57 percent for former Bulls. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that most alums are given health coverage, and the larger part of alums accept dental insurance. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. 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

University of South Carolina graduates, who earn about $56K on average, make a similar amount to USF grads. Other schools similar to USF include the University of Florida, Florida State University, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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 %
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$33,385 - $74,409
$39,496 - $88,679
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 257 votes.
$34,799 - $76,801
$38,645 - $83,810
$34,686 - $73,436
$30,841 - $78,643
$36,065 - $73,698

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