University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Cincinnati, a university based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school is ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Bearcats!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The data in this summary come from UC alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

159th

20 Year Net ROI 

$444,300

Annual ROI 

8.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$108,700

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College Salary Report

273rd

Early Career Salary 

$48,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$83,300

% High Meaning 

53.0%

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University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Mechanical Engineer
19 salaries
$61,825  
   
Project Engineer
12 salaries
$68,467  
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
$77,419  
Interior Designer
9 salaries
$49,044  
Industrial Designer
9 salaries
$49,910  
Aerospace Engineer
8 salaries
$70,582  
Software Engineer
8 salaries
$71,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 713
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About This School

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063

University of Cincinnati

admissions.uc.edu/

23,706

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

58 %

17 %

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Industry

Graduates of the UC go into clinical care, the architectural services industry, and the manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Starting salaries of around $61K are the median among UC grads.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $69K per year, but the second group takes home only $56K.

Jobs

The UC alumni who make the most are Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $73K. Electrical Engineers and Project Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $72K and about $67K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $44K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many UC alumni (more than two-fifths of) end up finding permanent jobs in Cincinnati. Another city that attracts a wealth of UC grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($74K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among UC grads (the median salary is $56K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, UC grads flock to neighboring Columbus, Ohio as well as Dayton, Ohio.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UC grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to around $140K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $34K.

Skills

Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 17 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($71K). Project Management is a common skill among UC alumni — close to one-sixth of grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

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. For this school, a large number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of respondents pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alums participate in a 401(k) program. University of Cincinnati grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Louisville grads is approximately $59K, making their salaries most similar to those of UC grads. Indiana University-Bloomington, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky are also similar to UC.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1490 1860
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for University of Cincinnati (UC)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$34,270 - $77,381
Salary
$40,295 - $92,134
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
$64,856 - $100,000
$36,000 - $71,680
$51,395 - $88,067
LPK
$56,000
$35,677 - $78,822
$38,783 - $72,723
$41,217 - $71,278
$39,830 - $122,829
$30,639 - $194,421

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