Old Dominion University Alumni Average Salary

Old Dominion University, a school in Norfolk, Va., has roughly 20,000 undergrads. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Monarchs!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

366th

20 Year Net ROI 

$329,000

Annual ROI 

8.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,000

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College Salary Report

471st

Early Career Salary 

$45,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,600

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Old Dominion University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Mechanical Engineer
34 salaries
$65,934  
   
Software Engineer
29 salaries
$68,345  
Electrical Engineer
22 salaries
$67,372  
Project Engineer
15 salaries
$64,969  
Financial Analyst
14 salaries
$57,391  
Operations Manager
13 salaries
$75,000  
Structural Engineer
13 salaries
$62,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412

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About This School

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529

admissions.odu.edu/home.php

19,819

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

51 %

10 %

68 %

37 %

Industry

ODU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including public K-12 education, the health care industry, and the automotive manufacturing industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. ODU graduates see an average starting salary of $56K.

Jobs

ODU grads who become Project Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $83K annually.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many ODU grads prefer to remain in Norfolk; in fact, roughly one in seven grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Denver, Colo. is another hot spot for ODU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $69K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with ODU alumni is Chesapeake, Va., which offers a median salary of $47K. Nearby Virginia Beach, Va. and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities for ODU grads.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) earns ODU students the most money after college (an average about $125K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $26K.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among ODU alumni — around a tenth of grads mention using it at work. Former Monarchs with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 54 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Benefits and Perks

Former students at this school — more than half of respondents — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. A large number of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. Most alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Old Dominion University grads include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Alumni of Temple University pick up average paychecks of around $57K, which is closest to the amount made by ODU grads among similar schools. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to ODU.

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Key Stats for Old Dominion University

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$32,107 - $78,458
Salary
$28,406 - $93,163

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

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