The engineering services industry, the software development industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which the UCF grads find work. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UCF amounts to approximately $50K.
Among UCF alumni, those working as Senior Technical Consultants report the highest median pay of $95K, followed by Senior Civil Engineers ($90K), and Mechanical Engineers (around $74K). Event Managers pick up $43K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
Upon earning their degrees, many UCF grads prefer to remain in Orlando; in fact, more than two-fifths of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. The top-paying city popular with UCF alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $86K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UCF grads is Miami, Fla. (median compensation is about $52K). In addition, UCF grads flock to neighboring Melbourne, Fla. as well as Tampa, Fla.
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns UCF students the most money after college (an average around $110K per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $37K.
UCF grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For former Knights, proficiency in SQL warrants a paycheck that is 80 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. A strong majority of alumni receive health insurance, and more than half of alums get dental coverage. A strong majority of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Central Florida graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
University of South Florida grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to UCF alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Alabama at Huntsville, North Dakota State University-Main Campus, and Montana State University are also similar to UCF.