University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Central Florida is a university based in Orlando, Fla. that is home to around 51,000 undergraduates. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

393rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$303,600

Annual ROI 

8.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$79,400

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College Salary Report

559th

Early Career Salary 

$42,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$72,600

% High Meaning 

48.0%

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$23K$46K$69K
Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
$60,581  
   
Software Engineer
17 salaries
$63,346  
Industrial Engineer
13 salaries
$67,505  
Systems Engineer, IT
12 salaries
$63,625  
Project Engineer
11 salaries
$64,462  
Electrical Engineer
11 salaries
$67,121  
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
$45,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 916
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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 %


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Industry

The UCF alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the software development industry, IT services, and the consulting industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UCF amounts to $55K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $50K per year compared to men, who earn $63K.

Jobs

Former UCF students with an interest in making money consider becoming Industrial Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $68K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Electrical Engineers ($66K) and Software Engineers ($64K). Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $46K.

Locations

Many UCF alumni remain in Orlando after graduation; close to two-fifths of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. In addition, former UCF students often head to Melbourne, Fla. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $78K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, UCF alumni often reside in Miami, Fla., which is home to the lowest pay at $51K. Other cities of interest among UCF alumni include nearby Tampa, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $108K per year, former Knights who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($40K).

Skills

Former Knights who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 31 percent more than other alumni ($71K on average). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UCF alumni, with close to a seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of former students report dental coverage, too. A fair number of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. University of Central Florida grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Florida Atlantic University grads bring in salaries of around around $53K, 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.

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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
46 %
Male
54 %
Salary
$30,401 - $67,963
Salary
$36,286 - $83,413
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
$31,123 - $72,123
$32,796 - $95,833
$34,157 - $67,518
$30,100 - $72,208
$39,568 - $88,437

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