University of Dayton Alumni Average Salary

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 thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
25 salaries
Project Engineer
18 salaries
Electrical Engineer
18 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
15 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Graphic Designer
11 salaries
Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 927

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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 work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, IT services, and the financial services industry. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Those with a degree from the UD make an average of approximately $69K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $70K, but the median for the latter is only about $55K.


The UD alumni who make the most are Business Insight and Analytics Managers; they report a median pay of $93K. Human Resources Managers and Mechanical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $74K and $61K, respectively. Industrial Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $52K in this job.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many UD alumni (just under a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Dayton. Dayton, Ohio is also a common destination for UD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $76K. Though Cleveland, Ohio takes the cake for lowest pay among UD grads (the median salary is $41K there), it remains a common destination for former students. UD alumni express interest in nearby Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa. as well.

Degree Major

UD students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($134K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $43K.


One-fourth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Flyers with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just over half of the former students report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of survey participants accept dental insurance. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to University of Dayton alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Duquesne University grads (who make an average of $69K) earn salaries most similar to UD alumni. Other schools similar to UD include the Illinois Institute of Technology, Drexel University, and Wake Forest University.

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