University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Cincinnati is a school located in Cincinnati, Ohio with around 24,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bearcats!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
51 salaries
Project Engineer
31 salaries
Software Engineer
30 salaries
Process Engineer
23 salaries
Software Developer
22 salaries
Data Analyst
19 salaries
Staff Accountant
18 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,570
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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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Graduates of the UC are found working in a number of different fields including the architectural services industry, the software development industry, and the manufacturing industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UC is around $59K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $53K per year compared to men, who earn $71K.


The biggest paychecks among UC alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $76K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Mechanical Engineers (about $74K) and Electrical Engineers ($73K). Marketing Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $57K.


Many UC alumni seem to stick around Cincinnati after wrapping up their studies; around half of grads remain to find permanent work. Another city that attracts a wealth of UC grads is Cleveland, Ohio; given its high compensation ($88K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for UC alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., a popular place for former students despite its $52K average paycheck. Other common destinations for UC grads include close-by Columbus, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio.

Degree Major

UC students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money (about $133K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Biology (around $32K on average annually).


Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 24 percent for former Bearcats. Many UC grads have knowledge of Project Management, with slightly less than a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Most alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Most survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of former students receive dental plans, too. 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

Compensation averages $60K for University of Louisville alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UC grads. Other schools similar to UC include Indiana University-Bloomington, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky.

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