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Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic school located in Dayton, Ohio with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 18 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Flyers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data in this summary come from UD alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Dayton Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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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
8 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
Design Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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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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Professionally, the financial services industry, public K-12 education, and the manufacturing industry are popular business areas among the UD alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Following graduation, UD students earn an average of $72K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $77K per year compared to females' $56K.


UD grads who become Regional Sales Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $103K annually. However, Engineering Project Managers and Senior Financial Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $93K and $80K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $45K.


UD alumni seem to appreciate living in Dayton, and slightly less than one-fifth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $95K), is another of the most popular spots for former UD students. On the other hand, UD alumni who end up in Chicago, Ill. receive the lowest median salary of $52K. Neighboring Cincinnati, Ohio is another common pick among UD grads, along with Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate UD grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $97K on average per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of approximately $50K.


Budget Management commands a pay premium of 30 percent for former Flyers. Proficiency in Project Management is common among UD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in five former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of respondents are given health coverage, and a strong majority of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. 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 $72K on average. Duquesne University, the 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


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$33,981 - $78,183
$44,131 - $100,450
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
$34,883 - $96,235
$37,500 - $93,245
$35,886 - $75,166
$33,451 - $92,964
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