Average Salary for University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

The University of Central Florida, a school in Orlando, Fla., has roughly 51,000 undergrads. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
Software Engineer
16 salaries
Electrical Engineer
14 salaries
Industrial Engineer
13 salaries
Project Engineer
13 salaries
Systems Engineer, IT
12 salaries
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
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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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Professionally, the software development industry, IT services, and the health care industry are popular business areas among the UCF alumni. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UCF is $55K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $63K after graduating from UCF, the average woman earns only $50K.


Industrial Engineers win the contest for best-paid UCF alumni, making $68K on average every year, though Electrical Engineers ($66K), and Software Engineers (around $65K) are not far behind. Sliding in near the bottom are Staff Accountants, who report earnings of about $45K.


UCF students enjoy their time in Orlando, and about two-fifths of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. With a median salary of $78K, Melbourne, Fla. represents the highest-paid city popular among UCF grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UCF grads is Miami, Fla. (median compensation is $51K). Neighboring Tampa, Fla. is another common pick among UCF grads, along with Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) leads to the highest pay for UCF grads (around $103K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Advertising — their annual income amounts to $30K on average.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UCF alumni, with nearly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Former Knights with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 33 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $73K). Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. A fair number of grads receive health insurance, and a majority of graduates get dental coverage. A fair number of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Central Florida alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Florida Atlantic University grads (who make an average of $53K) earn salaries most similar to UCF alumni. 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

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SAT Scores 1600 1880
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)


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