The UC alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the architectural services industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the commercial construction industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, UC students earn an average of $60K.
Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $72K per year, but the second group takes home only around $52K.
Among UC graduates, the biggest earners are Aerospace Engineers, who haul in approximately $129K on average. Next on the list are Electrical Engineers and Human Resources Directors, bringing in $91K and $84K, respectively. Staff Accountants pick up about $40K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
UC alumni seem to appreciate living in Cincinnati, and the larger part of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. UC alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Pittsburgh, Pa., which offers a median salary of $100K. Washington, DC is a popular spot for former UC students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $59K. Graduates of UC also relocate to Cleveland, Ohio, which is not far away, and Raleigh, N.C.
A Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering leads to the highest pay for UC grads ($129K on average per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting & Finance ($41K on average annually).
Proficiency in Project Management is common among UC alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, between a fifth and a fourth of former students report doing so. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Bearcats — they earn 82 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; more than half of grads report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of respondents have medical plans, and a fair number of grads have dental insurance. To plan for old age, a large number of grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to University of Cincinnati alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Indiana University graduates, who earn approximately $58K on average, make a similar amount to UC grads. Other schools similar to UC include the University of Louisville, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky.