Average Salary for University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

The University of Central Florida is a university based in Orlando, Fla. that is home to around 51,000 undergraduates. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UCF grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Mechanical Engineer
22 salaries
Software Engineer
18 salaries
Electrical Engineer
14 salaries
Industrial Engineer
14 salaries
Project Engineer
13 salaries
Systems Engineer, IT
12 salaries
Staff Accountant
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039
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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 software development industry, IT services, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which the UCF grads find work. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Those with a degree from the UCF make an average of $55K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $50K where the average male graduate hauls home $63K.


Former UCF students with an interest in making money consider becoming Industrial Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to around $68K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Electrical Engineers and Software Engineers ($65K each). Staff Accountants pick up approximately $45K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


UCF students enjoy their time in Orlando, and roughly two in five students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. UCF alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Melbourne, Fla., which offers a median salary of $78K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UCF grads is Miami, Fla. (median compensation is about $50K). Other popular cities for UCF alumni include nearby Tampa, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

UCF students with a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to make the most money ($102K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $40K per year.


Former Knights with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 34 percent more than other grads' salaries. UCF alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with about one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of alums as well. A large number of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to University of Central Florida alumni include 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 $53K, 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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Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)


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$30,440 - $68,162
$36,881 - $83,937
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
$50,868 - $73,133
$76,646 - $106,000
$30,958 - $72,551
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$34,255 - $67,459
$39,737 - $84,441
$30,100 - $72,208

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