University of Akron - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

The University of Akron Main Campus, a school in Akron, Ohio, has roughly 20,000 undergrads. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Zips!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. Replies from former UA students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Process Engineer
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Project Manager, Engineering
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Graphic Designer
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Marketing Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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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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The UA alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the automotive manufacturing industry, the health care industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. The health care services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among UA grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Starting salaries of $58K are the median among UA grads.


In the UA alumni community, men make a median salary of about $66K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $51K.


Among UA alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of $95K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($74K), and Process Engineers ($72K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Software Engineers — they bring in approximately $50K.


It is typical for many UA grads (slightly less than a third of former students) to remain in Akron, Ohio, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $52K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is North Canton, Ohio, a top-paying city for UA grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of around $71K). Other cities of interest among UA alumni include nearby Canton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns UA students the most money after college (an average $115K per year). A master's in social work commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $38K.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among UA alumni — around one in seven grads mention using it at work. Competency in Financial Reporting translates into above-average pay for former Zips — they earn 26 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, roughly half of the former students are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Most respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most alumni, and the larger part of respondents sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Akron Main Campus grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Ball State University grads bring in salaries of around about $54K, making them the most similar to UA alumni in terms of earnings. 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

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

Key Stats for University of Akron - Main Campus


39 %
61 %
$32,673 - $71,586
$40,505 - $87,845
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
$33,753 - $68,064
$38,269 - $83,252
$37,814 - $80,998
$29,492 - $81,389
$60,000 - $114,882

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