Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Alumni Average Salary

Florida Atlantic University, a school in Boca Raton, Fla., has roughly 26,000 undergrads. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Owls!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

444th

20 Year Net ROI 

$304,000

Annual ROI 

7.8%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$87,000

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College Salary Report

322nd

Early Career Salary 

$36,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$62,000

% High Meaning 

N/A

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Software Engineer
21 profiles
$70,000
$46K$102K

Staff Accountant
21 profiles
$48,924
$38K$55K

Financial Controller
17 profiles
$73,576
$61K$93K

United States (change)

Accountant
17 profiles
$46,966
$39K$60K

Mechanical Engineer
17 profiles
$61,336
$42K$81K

Elementary School Teacher
15 profiles
$46,000
$33K$62K

Accounting Manager
14 profiles
$68,075
$47K$105K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,371
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Find out more about Florida Atlantic University (FAU) pay

About This School

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Florida Atlantic University

www.fau.edu/admissions/

32,087

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

49 %

14 %

81 %

39 %

Industry

Graduates of Florida Atlantic go into the software development industry, the market research industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the construction industry. Unfortunately, former Florida Atlantic students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Former Florida Atlantic graduates bring in $48K on average.

Jobs

In the Florida Atlantic alumni professional community, Accountants make the highest median pay ($55K).

Locations

Boca Raton is a popular place for Florida Atlantic students to settle after graduation, and just under a fifth of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is no surprise that Miami, Fla., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former Florida Atlantic students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Florida Atlantic alumni is West Palm Beach, Fla., where earnings average $41K. Graduates of Florida Atlantic also relocate to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which is not far away, and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns Florida Atlantic students the most money after college (an average approximately $115K per year). An Associate's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $35K.

Skills

Former Owls with Accounting experience garner salaries that are 49 percent more than other grads' salaries. Nearly one in six Florida Atlantic grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the graduates do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. A strong majority of former students have medical plans, and more than half of alumni have dental insurance. A strong majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits that Florida Atlantic University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduates, who earn $50K on average, make a similar amount to Florida Atlantic grads. The University of South Alabama, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are also similar to Florida Atlantic.

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1420 1690
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$35,314 - $77,000
Salary
$35,000 - $79,500

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
$37,083 - $56,000
$49,791 - $65,866
$37,812 - $84,238
$88,000

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