Former UC students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the architectural services industry, the commercial construction industry, and clinical care. A large chunk of former UC students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of $60K are the median among UC grads.
In the UC alumni community, men make a median salary of $71K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $52K.
Among UC alumni, those working as Aerospace Engineers report the highest median pay of $129K, followed by Electrical Engineers (about $91K), and Human Resources Directors ($84K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants who make an average of approximately $40K.
UC alumni seem to appreciate living in Cincinnati, and a majority of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is also not uncommon to find former UC students living and working in Pittsburgh, Pa. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $100K. UC alumni in Washington, DC can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $59K. Neighboring Cleveland, Ohio is another common pick among UC grads, along with Raleigh, N.C.
Financial compensation is highest for UC grads with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (average earnings climb to $129K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting & Finance commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $41K.
Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Bearcats — they earn 84 percent more than their fellow graduates. UC grads are usually competent in Project Management, and between a fifth and a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the respondents, but only one in four survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of former students report dental coverage, too. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Cincinnati grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Indiana University graduates, who earn around $58K on average, make a similar amount to UC grads. The University of Louisville, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky are also similar to UC.