Former Temple students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care services industry, the consulting industry, and the architectural services industry. The majority of Temple alumni wind up in the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Temple amounts to $51K.
VPs of Customer Service win the contest for best-paid Temple alumni, making around $127K on average every year, though Executive Directors ($70K), and Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates ($63K) are not far behind. Project Architects get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $55K in this job.
Temple alumni seem to appreciate living in Philadelphia, and roughly two-fifths of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. New York, N.Y. is also a common destination for Temple grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $80K. Temple alumni in Los Angeles, Calif. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $40K. Alumni express interest in Washington, DC and Reading, Pa. as well.
Among the highest-paid Temple alumni are those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) — they earn close to $123K on average per year. A B.A. in Sociology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $30K.
Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Owls — they earn 25 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Temple alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a sixth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of former students, and a majority of the survey participants sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Temple University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and free drinks.
Among alumni of similar schools, Ohio University grads (who make an average of $44K) earn salaries most similar to Temple alumni. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and the University of Rhode Island.