University of Arizona Alumni Average Salary

Around 32,000 undergrads attend the University of Arizona, a school in Tucson, Ariz.. The school sits in the top 19 percent of universities by return on investment. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. Replies from former U of A students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

186th

20 Year Net ROI 

$447,000

Annual ROI 

9.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$97,400

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College Salary Report

213th

Early Career Salary 

$78,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$116,000

% High Meaning 

68 %

Compare to Other Graduate Schools

University of Arizona Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Software Engineer
49 salaries
$80,718  
   
Mechanical Engineer
25 salaries
$70,222  
Optical Engineer
23 salaries
$88,933  
Software Developer
22 salaries
$59,314  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
$90,974  
Financial Analyst
20 salaries
$59,706  
Marketing Director
19 salaries
$95,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,240
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About This School

1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

admissions.arizona.edu

31,670

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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21 %

46 %

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Industry

The U of A alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the retail industry, the software development industry, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The aerospace and defense industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from the U of A make an average of $65K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $74K after graduating from U of A, the average woman earns only $60K.

Jobs

Among U of A alumni, those working as Senior Financial Analysts report the highest median pay of around $85K, followed by Software Engineers ($82K), and Civil Engineers (about $68K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Software Developers who make an average of $55K.

Locations

When it comes to compensation, Tucson, Ariz. brings up the rear (median pay is about $54K); however, close to a fourth of U of A alumni still choose not to leave this city. On the other hand, U of A alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $81K. Other cities of interest include Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

Former Wildcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and earn a median salary of $152K per year. An Associate's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $46K.

Skills

Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Wildcats — they earn 19 percent more than their fellow graduates. One-sixth of U of A grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick leave. A large number of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and a fair number of alums sign up for dental plans. Alumni of University of Arizona also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus graduates, who earn around $64K on average, make a similar amount to U of A grads. Other schools similar to U of A include Arizona State University, the University of California-San Diego, and the University of California-Irvine.

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Key Stats for University of Arizona

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$34,236 - $82,329
Salary
$43,143 - $103,105
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
$36,426 - $85,077
$37,286 - $110,962
$37,578 - $68,772
$45,302 - $136,132
$30,396 - $74,747
$40,404 - $94,163
$52,357 - $92,000
$38,822 - $97,000
$28,852 - $81,472

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