Old Dominion University Alumni Average Salary

Old Dominion University is a university based in Norfolk, Va. that is home to around 20,000 undergraduates. 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. The figures in this overview come from the responses of ODU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

349th

20 Year Net ROI 

$358,000

Annual ROI 

8.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$86,100

Compare to Other Schools

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$24K$48K$72K
Mechanical Engineer
37 salaries
$64,401  
   
Software Engineer
28 salaries
$67,798  
Electrical Engineer
23 salaries
$71,913  
Operations Manager
15 salaries
$70,000  
Graphic Designer
12 salaries
$44,494  
Civil Engineer
12 salaries
$66,518  
Structural Engineer
12 salaries
$64,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,382
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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

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Industry

The health care industry, the school district industry, and the government industry are just a few of the areas in which ODU grads find work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from ODU amounts to about $59K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among ODU alumni are Project Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $83K.

Locations

Virginia Beach, Va. is filled with ODU grads. It is no surprise that Denver, Colo., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $69K), is another of the most popular spots for former ODU students. Home to the lowest median salary for ODU alumni is Chesapeake, Va., a popular place for former students despite its $47K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among ODU alumni include nearby Norfolk, Va. and Newport News, Va.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) will compensate ODU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $120K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) (around $26K on average annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among ODU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a seventh of former students report doing so. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Monarchs — they earn 44 percent more than their fellow graduates. Engineering Design, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A number of grads are rewarded with paid time off, and a fair number of graduates report compensation for sick days and vacation time. A large number of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For this school, a large number of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Old Dominion University alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, West Virginia University grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to ODU alumni. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Temple University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to ODU.

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Key Stats for Old Dominion University

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$31,147 - $80,388
Salary
$29,413 - $92,337
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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