Old Dominion University Alumni Average Salary

Old Dominion University is a university based in Norfolk, Va. that is home to around 20,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Monarchs!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
36 salaries
Software Engineer
27 salaries
Electrical Engineer
23 salaries
Operations Manager
15 salaries
Financial Analyst
13 salaries
Graphic Designer
13 salaries
Project Engineer
13 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,385

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About This School

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Former ODU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the school district industry, the health care industry, and the automotive manufacturing industry. The majority of ODU alumni wind up in the education industry. Graduates of ODU earn $57K on average.


ODU grads who become Project Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making a median salary of $83K yearly.


Virginia Beach, Va. is filled with ODU grads. ODU grads also flock to Denver, Colo., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $69K). ODU alumni in Chesapeake, Va. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $47K. Other cities of interest among ODU alumni include nearby Norfolk, Va. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid ODU alumni are those with a Doctorate (PhD) — they earn close to approximately $120K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $26K.


ODU alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one-tenth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Monarchs who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 62 percent more than other alumni ($93K on average). Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Some graduates are faced with an attractive benefits package; a fair number of alumni are paid for both vacation time and sick days. For this school, most survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A large number of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Old Dominion University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Temple University grads report the most similar salaries to ODU alums, earning about $57K on average. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to ODU.

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