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