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Average Salary for University of Arizona Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than the University of Arizona, a public research university based in Tucson, Ariz., that is ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by ROI. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Overall College ROI Rank
168
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
58
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
65
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$50,000
University of Arizona Alumni
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Software Engineer
28 salaries
$65,416  
   
Senior Financial Analyst
15 salaries
$76,290  
Optical Engineer
13 salaries
$99,888  
Software Developer
12 salaries
$58,338  
Executive Assistant
11 salaries
$45,781  
Account Manager
11 salaries
$50,000  
Project Engineer
10 salaries
$61,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,299
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University of Arizona Details

Address:

1401 E University
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

31,565

Categories:

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

61 %

% STEM:

21 %

% Stay In State:

47 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

34 %
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Industry

The U of A alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the education industry, and the consulting industry. The aerospace and defense industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of U of A typically earn $64K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $72K per year compared to females' about $59K.

Jobs

Among U of A alumni, those working as Optical Engineers report the highest median pay of around $100K, followed by Senior Financial Analysts (approximately $76K), and Software Engineers ($65K). Executive Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $46K.

Locations

Though Tucson offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at around $56K), about one in four U of A students continue living here after college. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with U of A alumni is New York, which offers median salaries of $80K. Graduates also relocate to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Employers

U of A grads can make the most money at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.; average pay at this company is $132K. Bringing in an average of about $46K, those employed by the school find themselves with much lower salaries.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for U of A grads ($126K per year). Those holding a B.A. in Sociology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $40K per year.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among U of A alumni, with one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Budget Management commands a pay premium of 30 percent for former Wildcats. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of grads are given health coverage, and most alumni accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a solid majority of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Arizona grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $65K for Arizona State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to U of A grads. Other schools similar to U of A include the University of California-San Diego, the University of California-Irvine, and the University of California-Riverside.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1450 1820
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats

Gender

Female

43 %

female alumni

Male

57 %

male alumni
Salary
$35,639 - $82,095
Salary
$41,501 - $101,623

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 419 votes.

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