Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

Around 8,000 undergrads attend the University of Dayton, a Roman Catholic school in Dayton, Ohio. The school sits in the top 18 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Flyers!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Dayton Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Vice President (VP), General Manager
4 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393

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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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The UD alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular professional field seems to be the aerospace and defense industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UD amounts to $72K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $76K per year compared to females' $56K.


Former UD students with an interest in making money consider becoming Engineering Project Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to about $93K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Senior Financial Analysts and Electrical Engineers (approximately $80K each). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in around $45K.


UD alumni seem to appreciate living in Dayton, and a little less than one-fifth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Another city that attracts a wealth of UD grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation ($95K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Chicago, Ill. takes the cake for lowest pay among UD grads (the median salary is around $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest among UD alumni include nearby Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns UD students the most money after college (an average $95K per year). A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($50K).


Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $90K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among UD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to a fifth of former students report doing so. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of alums report dental coverage, too. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). University of Dayton alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clarkson University grads report the most similar salaries to UD alums, earning approximately $72K on average. Other schools similar to UD include Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Drexel University.

Test Scores

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

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