University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Central Florida, a school in Orlando, Fla., has roughly 51,000 undergrads. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

488th

20 Year Net ROI 

$292,000

Annual ROI 

7.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$84,700

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College Salary Report

346th

Early Career Salary 

$53,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$98,600

% High Meaning 

35 %

Compare to Other Graduate Schools

University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Mechanical Engineer$65,244  
   
Software Engineer$64,820  
Financial Analyst$50,980  
Marketing Manager$43,750  
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)$59,740  
Senior Technical Consultant$94,600  
Associate Research Scientist$65,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Aug 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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About This School

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816

University of Central Florida

www.ucf.edu/admissions/

51,333

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

67 %

12 %

74 %

31 %

Industry

Graduates of the UCF are found working in a number of different fields including IT services, the software development industry, and the manufacturing industry. Among UCF grads, the aerospace and defense industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UCF is approximately $51K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among UCF alumni are earned by Senior Technical Consultants — these former students make a median salary of $95K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Civil Engineers (about $90K) and Mechanical Engineers ($74K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Event Managers who make an average of $43K.

Locations

Graduates of UCF seem to enjoy living in Orlando, and more than two-fifths of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. The top-paying city popular with UCF alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $86K. Miami, Fla. is a popular spot for former UCF students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $52K. Nearby Melbourne, Fla. is also a top pick for UCF grads, as is Tampa, Fla.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UCF grads with a Doctorate (PhD), Optics (average earnings climb to approximately $102K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $37K per year.

Skills

Nearly one in seven UCF grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Knowledge of SQL seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 79 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($91K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. A strong majority of graduates receive health insurance, and the larger part of alumni get dental coverage. A fair number of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. University of Central Florida alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of South Florida grads report the most similar salaries to UCF alums, earning $52K on average. The University of Alabama at Huntsville, North Dakota State University-Main Campus, and Montana State University are also similar to UCF.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1600 1880
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %
Salary
$38,377 - $75,706
Salary
$35,355 - $86,772

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
$34,729 - $72,993
$33,120 - $75,000
$33,119 - $92,000
$63,187 - $93,598
$34,187 - $76,555
$50,000 - $96,243
$56,500

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