Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than the University of Dayton, a private research university based in Dayton, Ohio, that is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Flyers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UD grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Dayton Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 441
United States (change)

About This School

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

77 %

20 %

54 %

12 %

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The UD alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from UD tend to make about $69K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $51K whereas the men's median is $75K.


Among UD alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of $84K, followed by Electrical Engineers ($81K), and Senior Financial Analysts ($80K). Financial Analysts wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $45K.


UD alumni typically remain in Dayton, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and just under a fifth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. UD grads also flock to New York, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $97K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UD grads is Chicago (median compensation is $52K). UD alumni express interest in nearby Cincinnati and Columbus as well.


General Electric (GE) Aviation offers the most generous salaries to UD grads at approximately $90K. In contrast, below-average pay is the norm at the University Of Dayton; median compensation there comes out to about $50K.

Degree Major

UD grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Laser Electro-optics can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $108K per year. A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest annual financial reward ($48K).


Many UD grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Flyers with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 34 percent more than their former classmates ($93K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of grads, and most alumni also receive dental coverage. The greater part of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Dayton grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clarkson University grads bring in salaries of around $67K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. Duquesne University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Drexel University are also similar to UD.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Dayton


36 %
64 %
$32,466 - $74,203
$44,851 - $99,374
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
$32,297 - $92,838
$36,442 - $90,899
$35,083 - $74,804
$33,129 - $88,414
$35,235 - $73,204

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