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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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
36 salaries
$64,702  
   
Software Engineer
27 salaries
$67,261  
Electrical Engineer
23 salaries
$71,913  
Operations Manager
15 salaries
$70,000  
Financial Analyst
13 salaries
$55,170  
Graphic Designer
13 salaries
$43,676  
Project Engineer
13 salaries
$62,626  
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

admissions.odu.edu/home.php

19,819

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats for Old Dominion University

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$31,147 - $78,458
Salary
$28,607 - $95,910

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

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