University of Dayton Alumni Average Salary

Attending the University of Dayton, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Dayton, Ohio, and it is ranked in the top 18 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Flyers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. This report is based on the responses of UD graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
28 salaries
Project Engineer
19 salaries
Electrical Engineer
17 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
13 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Graphic Designer
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
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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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Graduates of the UD are found working in a number of different fields including the civil engineering services industry, law, and IT services. The majority of UD alumni wind up in the financial services industry. Graduates of the UD earn $71K on average.


Among UD graduates, the biggest earners are Mechanical Engineers, who haul in $81K on average. Next on the list are Senior Financial Analysts and Software Engineers, bringing in $80K and $70K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Design Engineers, who report earnings of around $47K.


UD alumni seem to appreciate living in Dayton, and nearly one in five grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Cincinnati, Ohio is also a common destination for UD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $86K. Chicago, Ill. is a popular spot for former UD students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $51K. In addition, UD grads flock to neighboring Columbus, Ohio as well as Cleveland, Ohio.

Degree Major

Former Flyers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing and earn a median salary of approximately $155K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Biology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($37K).


Former Flyers with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 18 percent more than other grads' salaries. UD alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

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). To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of former students receive dental plans, too. University of Dayton grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $70K for Drexel University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UD grads. Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Wake Forest University are also similar to UD.

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