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. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bearcats!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

377th

20 Year Net ROI 

$345,000

Annual ROI 

5.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$169,000

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College Salary Report

166th

Early Career Salary 

$37,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$54,700

% High Meaning 

47 %

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University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Mechanical Engineer
55 salaries
$68,956  
   
Software Engineer
32 salaries
$72,088  
Project Engineer
32 salaries
$61,086  
Software Developer
24 salaries
$72,558  
Data Analyst
21 salaries
$59,495  
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
18 salaries
$89,741  
Manufacturing Engineer
18 salaries
$64,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,465
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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 software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of UC alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Those with an education from the UC earn an average of $59K.

Gender

In the UC alumni community, men make a median salary of around $74K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $50K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among UC alumni are earned by Creative Directors — these former students make a median salary of $136K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Aerospace Engineers (approximately $129K) and Engineering Project Managers ($92K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Applications Engineers who make an average of about $69K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many UC alumni (over one-half of) end up finding permanent jobs in Cincinnati. With a median salary of $100K, Pittsburgh, Pa. represents the highest-paid city popular among UC grads. On the other end, UC grads flock to Washington, DC, which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $59K. Other cities of interest among UC alumni include nearby Cleveland, Ohio and Raleigh, N.C.

Degree Major

UC grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $129K per year. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting & Finance offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $41K).

Skills

UC alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with slightly more than a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For former Bearcats, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 70 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. For this school, a large number of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of respondents pick up dental plans, too. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. University of Cincinnati graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads bring in salaries of around $58K, making them the most similar to UC alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UC include the University of Louisville, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky.

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Key Stats for University of Cincinnati (UC)

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$34,761 - $67,568
Salary
$41,623 - $96,000
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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