The manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the commercial construction industry are just a few of the areas in which the UC grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the architectural services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UC is $60K.
A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to approximately $71K for male graduates.
The UC alumni who make the most are Creative Directors; they report a median pay of $136K. Aerospace Engineers and Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — around $129K and $91K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Staff Accountants, who report earnings of about $40K.
Graduates of UC seem to enjoy living in Cincinnati, and the greater part of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Another city that attracts a wealth of UC grads is Pittsburgh, Pa.; given its high compensation ($100K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Florence, Ky. 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 $36K. UC alumni express interest in nearby Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, DC as well.
With a median annual earnings of $129K per year, former Bearcats who have a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting & Finance tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $41K per year.
Project Management is a popular skill among UC alumni, with slightly less than a fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Bearcats, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 82 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; the larger part of graduates get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of grads as well. Alumni of University of Cincinnati also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Indiana University graduates, who earn $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.