University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Average Salary

Around 51,000 people attend the University of Central Florida, a institution based in Orlando, Fla. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

650th

20 Year Net ROI 

$252,000

Annual ROI 

7.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$81,700

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College Salary Report

346th

Early Career Salary 

$53,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$98,600

% High Meaning 

35 %

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Mechanical Engineer
74 salaries
$65,373  
   
Software Engineer
71 salaries
$68,923  
Financial Analyst
50 salaries
$50,744  
Project Engineer
36 salaries
$58,590  
Marketing Manager
35 salaries
$50,692  
Electrical Engineer
32 salaries
$70,657  
Civil Engineer
31 salaries
$59,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,125

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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 %

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Industry

Former UCF students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the engineering services industry, IT services, and the software development industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former UCF graduates bring in about $51K on average.

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 Mechanical Engineers (around $74K) and Civil Engineers ($59K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Marketing Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $44K.

Locations

Many UCF alumni remain in Orlando after graduation; just over two-fifths of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $86K), is another of the most popular spots for former UCF students. On the far end of the pay scale, UCF alumni often reside in Miami, Fla., which is home to the lowest pay at $47K. UCF alumni express interest in nearby Melbourne, Fla. and Tampa, Fla. as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UCF grads with a Doctorate (PhD), Optics (average earnings climb to about $102K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $37K on average per year.

Skills

UCF alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with approximately one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. SQL commands a pay premium of 79 percent for former Knights. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. It is no small feat that a fair number of grads are given health coverage, and more than half of grads accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, a fair number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of University of Central Florida also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of South Florida graduates, who earn $52K on average, make a similar amount to UCF grads. Other schools similar to UCF include the University of Alabama at Huntsville, North Dakota State University-Main Campus, and Montana State University.

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Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$37,417 - $75,023
Salary
$35,000 - $84,577

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
$34,397 - $72,451
$33,120 - $75,000
$33,119 - $92,000
$63,187 - $93,598
$34,765 - $75,944
$50,000 - $96,243
$56,500
$47,250

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