Average Salary for University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

The University of Central Florida, a school in Orlando, Fla., has roughly 51,000 undergrads. The figures in this rundown were provided by UCF alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
25 salaries
Software Engineer
23 salaries
Electrical Engineer
19 salaries
Project Engineer
15 salaries
Industrial Engineer
14 salaries
Staff Accountant
13 salaries
Systems Engineer, IT
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,182

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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 go into the software development industry, IT services, and the health care industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, UCF students earn an average of around $55K.


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


Among UCF graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, and Electrical Engineers, who haul in $67K on average. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants who make an average of about $43K.


Graduates of UCF seem to enjoy living in Orlando, and approximately two in five grads wind up living and working there after graduation. It is also not uncommon to find former UCF students living and working in Melbourne, Fla. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $78K. Miami, Fla. is a popular spot for former UCF students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $50K. Other cities of interest among UCF alumni include nearby Tampa, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UCF grads with a Doctorate (PhD) (average earnings climb to $102K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Advertising ($31K on average annually).


Nearly one-eighth of UCF grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 29 percent for former Knights. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of alumni, and more than half of alumni sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to University of Central Florida alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Florida Atlantic University grads is about $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of UCF grads. Other schools similar to UCF include the University of Alabama at Huntsville, North Dakota State University-Main Campus, and Montana State University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1600 1880
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for University of Central Florida (UCF)


45 %
55 %
$30,411 - $68,063
$37,005 - $83,369
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.
$40,268 - $75,717
$77,344 - $104,278
$45,943 - $95,500
$31,062 - $71,327
$33,832 - $93,287
$34,584 - $68,636
$40,000 - $82,253
$30,201 - $74,368

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