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Average Salary for University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

The University of Akron Main Campus is a public research university based in Akron, Ohio that is home to around 22,000 undergraduates. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Zips!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by UA graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 813
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University of Akron - Main Campus Details

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702

University of Akron


State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the health care industry, the automotive manufacturing industry, and clinical care are popular business areas among the UA alumni. A large chunk of former UA students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from UA tend to make $57K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $67K per year, but the second group takes home only about $51K.


Among UA graduates, the biggest earners are Engineering Project Managers, who haul in $92K on average. Next on the list are Electrical Engineers and Civil Engineers, bringing in $68K and approximately $66K, respectively. Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $50K in this job.


Akron keeps the largest number of UA grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (around $53K). UA grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Atlanta — pay averages to $71K. Nearby Canton and Columbus also rank high on the list of cities for UA grads.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $95K per year, former Zips who have a Doctorate (PhD) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — their annual income amounts to $42K on average.


Project Management is a common skill among UA alumni — nearly one in seven grads mention using it at work. Project Management commands a pay premium of 27 percent for former Zips. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). The greater part of graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. A strong majority of respondents have medical plans, and a majority of alumni have dental insurance. University of Akron Main Campus graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Ball State University grads is approximately $53K, making their salaries most similar to those of UA grads. Other schools similar to UA include Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, and Wright State University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
880 1160
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats

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$32,679 - $68,577
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.
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$29,363 - $78,038

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