Average Salary for University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni

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. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Bearcats!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data in this summary come from UC alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
19 salaries
Project Engineer
11 salaries
Interior Designer
9 salaries
Software Engineer
9 salaries
Industrial Designer
9 salaries
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
Graphic Designer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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About This School

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063

University of Cincinnati



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UC alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the architectural services industry, clinical care, and the manufacturing industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. UC graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $61K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $69K after graduating from UC, the average woman earns only about $56K.


In the UC alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($73K), though Electrical Engineers ($72K), and Project Engineers (around $68K) are close competitors. Graphic Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $43K.


Many UC alumni seem to stick around Cincinnati after wrapping up their studies; more than two-fifths of grads remain to find permanent work. UC alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Cleveland, Ohio, which offers a median salary of approximately $72K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by UC alumni is Columbus, Ohio, where earnings average $56K. Neighboring Dayton, Ohio is another common pick among UC grads, along with New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns UC students the most money after college (an average $140K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing (MKTG) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $34K).


Project Management is a common skill among UC alumni — about a sixth of grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 16 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($71K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

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. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of alums accept dental insurance. A large number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Graduates of University of Cincinnati are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Louisville pick up average paychecks of around $59K, which is closest to the amount made by UC grads among similar schools. 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)


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$34,218 - $76,650
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.
$65,236 - $98,264
$32,215 - $71,165
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$42,360 - $71,021
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