Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

Combining good value and great education, the University of Dayton is ranked in the top 18 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Dayton, Ohio. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Flyers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Dayton Alumni

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Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Design Engineer
4 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
High School Teacher
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
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About This School

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Public K-12 education, the financial services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are just a few of the areas in which the UD grads find work. The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from the UD is $73K.


Male graduates of UD out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $76K versus $61K for women.


Controls Engineers win the contest for best-paid UD alumni, making an average about $82K every year, though Senior Financial Analysts and Electrical Engineers are not far behind at around $80K. Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $47K.


UD alumni like Dayton so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with slightly less than a fifth of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is also not uncommon to find former UD students living and working in Los Angeles, Calif. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $85K. On the other hand, UD alumni who end up in Chicago, Ill. receive the lowest median salary of $51K. Other popular cities for UD alumni include nearby Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for UD grads (around $95K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Business & Marketing is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $33K.


Project Management is a popular skill among UD alumni, with about a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Former Flyers with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 25 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A large number of alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For this school, most former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that University of Dayton alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clarkson University graduates, who earn $72K on average, make a similar amount to UD grads. Other schools similar to UD include Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Drexel University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1520 1820
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Dayton


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