Average Salary for University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

The University of Akron Main Campus, a school in Akron, Ohio, has roughly 20,000 undergrads. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Zips!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data in this summary come from UA alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
8 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Process Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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About This School

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702

University of Akron



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the UA head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the automotive manufacturing industry, the health care industry, and the health care services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Graduates of the UA earn $58K on average.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $52K per year compared to men, who earn about $67K.


The UA alumni who make the most are Engineering Project Managers; they report a median pay of around $95K. Mechanical Engineering Managers and Process Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $92K and $72K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Software Engineers, who report earnings of $50K.


Just under a third of UA grads stay in Akron, Ohio, even though it offers the lowest median pay (about $54K). On the flipside, UA grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Atlanta, Ga. where median pay is $73K. In addition, UA grads flock to neighboring Canton, Ohio as well as Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Doctorate (PhD) from UA can rake in a whopping average $105K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A master's in social work offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($38K).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UA alumni, with nearly one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Engineering Design seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $73K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick leave. Most alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of grads receive dental plans, too. Most alums report contributing to a 401(k). University of Akron Main Campus alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Ball State University grads is $54K, 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.

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 18 25

Key Stats for University of Akron - Main Campus


39 %
61 %
$32,263 - $71,090
$39,738 - $88,941
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
$34,967 - $71,873
$35,000 - $81,193
$29,833 - $84,500
$38,170 - $81,881
$59,987 - $80,000

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