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. The data for this snapshot was collected from UCF graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Central Florida (UCF) School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Event Manager
2 salaries
Senior Technical Consultant
2 salaries
Senior Civil Engineer
2 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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 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.

Degree Major

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.

Related Schools

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.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1600 1880
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)


47 %
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$38,377 - $75,706
$34,527 - $85,803

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$34,729 - $72,993
$33,120 - $75,000
$33,119 - $92,000
$63,187 - $93,598
$34,412 - $77,076
$50,000 - $96,243

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