University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Central Florida, a school in Orlando, Fla., has roughly 51,000 undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
80 salaries
Software Engineer
76 salaries
Financial Analyst
51 salaries
Electrical Engineer
32 salaries
Project Engineer
32 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
30 salaries
Civil Engineer
30 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,206
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About This School

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816

University of Central Florida


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UCF alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the software development industry, the consulting industry, and IT services. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with an education from the UCF earn an average of about $52K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $61K per year compared to females' $50K.


The biggest paychecks among UCF alumni are earned by Senior Financial Analysts — these former students make $70K on average per year. The next biggest paychecks ($66K) go to Industrial Engineers and Software Engineers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Financial Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of $49K.


Many UCF alumni seem to stick around Orlando after wrapping up their studies; just over two-fifths of grads remain to find permanent work. It is also not uncommon to find former UCF students living and working in Atlanta, Ga. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $73K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by UCF alumni is Miami, Fla., where earnings average $48K. Close-by Tampa, Fla. and Melbourne, Fla. are also desirable cities among UCF alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) earns UCF students the most money after college (an average $89K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management — their annual income amounts to $45K on average.


Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 23 percent for former Knights. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among UCF alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in seven former students report doing so. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of alumni report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) program. 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

University of South Florida grads bring in salaries of around about $52K, making them the most similar to UCF alumni in terms of earnings. 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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Job Satisfaction

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