University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Central Florida, a school in Orlando, Fla., has roughly 51,000 undergrads. Replies from former UCF students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Mechanical Engineer
76 salaries
Software Engineer
71 salaries
Financial Analyst
52 salaries
Project Engineer
36 salaries
Marketing Manager
35 salaries
Civil Engineer
35 salaries
Electrical Engineer
33 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,261

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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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Graduates of the UCF work in a variety of sectors including the aerospace and defense industry, IT services, and the software development industry. The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Though UCF grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Former UCF graduates bring in approximately $50K on average.


Among UCF graduates, the biggest earners are Mechanical Engineers, who haul in $74K on average. Next on the list are Speech-Language Pathologists and Civil Engineers, bringing in $63K and around $59K, respectively. Graphic Designers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $40K in this job.


Orlando is a popular place for UCF students to settle after graduation, and more than two-fifths of grads find steadfast employment in the city. In addition, former UCF students often head to Atlanta, Ga. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $86K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, UCF alumni who end up in Chicago, Ill. receive the lowest median salary of $46K. Nearby Miami, Fla. and Melbourne, Fla. also rank high on the list of cities for UCF grads.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $110K per year, former Knights who have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Hospitality Management are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $37K.


Project Management is a common skill among UCF alumni — around one in seven grads mention using it at work. Competency in SQL translates into above-average pay for former Knights — they earn 82 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. A fair number of former students have medical plans, and more than half of former students have dental insurance. A strong majority of alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Graduates of University of Central Florida are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $52K for University of South Florida alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UCF grads. 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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Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)


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$37,417 - $75,023
$34,883 - $83,633

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$34,356 - $72,727
$33,120 - $75,000
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$55,500 - $101,500
$34,765 - $75,944
$50,000 - $96,243

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