University of California - Irvine (UCI) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 7 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of California is a university based in Irvine, Calif., and it's home to around 24,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Anteaters!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Replies from former UC Irvine students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

84th

20 Year Net ROI 

$535,000

Annual ROI 

9.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$118,000

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College Salary Report

75th

Early Career Salary 

$49,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$97,700

% High Meaning 

50 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

University of California - Irvine (UCI) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Senior Software Engineer
10 salaries
$115,325  
   
Software Engineer
7 salaries
$78,108  
Software Developer
4 salaries
$76,200  
Marketing Analyst
3 salaries
$59,000  
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
$65,312  
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$65,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
$66,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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About This School

501 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697

University of California , Irvine, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

www.admissions.uci.edu/

23,530

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

86 %

30 %

91 %

48 %


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Industry

The UC Irvine alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The majority of UC Irvine alumni wind up in the aerospace and defense industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UC Irvine amounts to approximately $65K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $60K per year compared to men, who earn $76K.

Jobs

In the UC Irvine alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($115K), though Software Engineers (about $78K), and Software Developers (around $76K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Associates who make an average of $42K.

Locations

Many UC Irvine alumni remain in Irvine after graduation; between a fifth and a fourth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. UC Irvine grads also flock to Orange, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $90K). Los Angeles, Calif. is a popular spot for former UC Irvine students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $57K. Other cities of interest among UC Irvine alumni include nearby San Francisco, Calif. and San Diego, Calif.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate UC Irvine grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $147K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Psychology — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.

Skills

For former Anteaters, proficiency in SQL warrants a paycheck that is 43 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among UC Irvine alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in eight former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. University of California grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $65K for University of California alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UC Irvine grads. Other schools similar to UC Irvine include the University of California-Riverside, the University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of California-San Diego.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1480 1890
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for University of California - Irvine (UCI)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$37,718 - $81,462
Salary
$44,364 - $100,799
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
$39,014 - $84,859
$50,204 - $109,171
$45,000 - $99,159
$24,730 - $62,510
$39,362 - $98,399
$37,747 - $71,226
$41,054 - $81,213
$30,410 - $101,497
$50,000 - $81,000

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