University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Around 20,000 people attend the University of Akron Main Campus, a institution based in Akron, Ohio. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Zips!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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397th

20 Year Net ROI 

$339,000

Annual ROI 

8.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$94,600

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318th

Early Career Salary 

$31,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$49,500

% High Meaning 

46 %

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University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Mechanical Engineer
37 salaries
$64,714  
   
Project Engineer
24 salaries
$63,941  
Manufacturing Engineer
14 salaries
$60,734  
Attorney / Lawyer
13 salaries
$75,000  
Operations Manager
13 salaries
$61,959  
Graphic Designer
13 salaries
$33,895  
Process Engineer
12 salaries
$61,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,382
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About This School

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702

University of Akron

www.uakron.edu/admissions/

20,477

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

42 %

17 %

81 %

47 %


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Industry

Graduates of the UA head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the public accounting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of UA alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from the UA make an average of $58K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $64K after graduating from UA, the average woman earns only $48K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among UA alumni are Information Technology Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of around $103K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $96K and $54K, respectively, are Engineering Supervisors and Mechanical Engineers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Supply Chain Analysts — they bring in approximately $40K.

Locations

Home to a large number of UA alums, Cleveland, Ohio is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former UA students living and working in Mentor, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $108K. University of Akron Main Campus grads are so loyal to Akron that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $50K). Pittsburgh, Pa. is also a top pick, as is Auburn Hills, Mich.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) will compensate UA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $102K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $38K per year.

Skills

UA grads are usually competent in Project Management, and about one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For former Zips, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 32 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. A large number of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. University of Akron Main Campus alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Cleveland State University graduates, who earn $58K on average, make a similar amount to UA grads. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Wright State University-Main Campus, and Ball State University are also similar to UA.

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Key Stats for University of Akron - Main Campus

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$33,621 - $65,035
Salary
$39,986 - $92,194
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$40,695 - $92,143
$44,228 - $75,663
$65,500
$107,500

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