Average Salary for University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

The University of Akron Main Campus is a university based in Akron, Ohio that is home to around 20,000 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. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni

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Mechanical Engineer
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Software Engineer
6 salaries
Process Engineer
5 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Accountant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the automotive manufacturing industry, and the banking industry. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former UA graduates bring in approximately $58K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $65K per year compared to females' $52K.


Among UA alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of $95K, followed by Process Engineers ($72K), and Electrical Engineers (around $68K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Software Engineers who make an average of $50K.


Though Akron, Ohio offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at about $52K), slightly less than a third of UA students continue living here after college. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with UA alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $73K. UA alumni express interest in nearby Canton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio as well.

Degree Major

Former Zips who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Anesthesia and earn a median salary of $165K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.


Nearly one in seven UA grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Zips — they earn 25 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the respondents do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to most grads, and a majority of former students also receive dental coverage. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that University of Akron Main Campus alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Ball State University grads is around $54K, making their salaries most similar to those of UA grads. Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, and Wright State University-Main Campus are also similar to UA.

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Test Scores

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ACT Scores 18 25

Key Stats for University of Akron - Main Campus


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Job Satisfaction

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