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. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Flyers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data for this synopsis comes from former UD students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Software Engineer
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Industrial Engineer
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Controls Engineer
4 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
Regional Sales Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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, public K-12 education, the financial services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are popular business areas among the UD alumni. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, UD students earn an average of approximately $73K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $77K after graduating from UD, the average woman earns only around $63K.


The most lucrative professionals among UD alumni are Senior Financial Analysts and Electrical Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $80K. Software Engineers aren't slouches either, bringing in $70K. Financial Analysts wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $47K.


Many UD alumni seem to stick around Dayton after wrapping up their studies; just under one in five grads remain to find permanent work. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $95K), is another of the most popular spots for former UD students. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UD alumni is Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of $51K. Other popular cities for UD alumni include nearby Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio.

Degree Major

UD grads who hold a medical degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $195K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $55K.


For former Flyers, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 23 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among UD alumni, with nearly one in five workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Most alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of graduates get dental coverage. Most grads participate in a 401(k) program. 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

Median pay for Clarkson University grads is around $72K, making their salaries most similar to those of UD grads. Other schools similar to UD include Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Drexel University.

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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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Job Satisfaction

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