Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the school is ranked 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 figures in this overview come from the responses of UD grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Controls Engineer
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Design Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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 public K-12 education, the financial services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. A large chunk of former UD students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from the UD amounts to $73K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $76K per year compared to females' $60K.


The UD alumni who make the most are Engineering Project Managers; they report a median pay of $104K. Senior Financial Analysts and Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — around $80K. Design Engineers pick up $53K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Dayton is a popular place for UD students to settle after graduation, and a little less than a fifth of grads find steadfast employment in the city. The top-paying city popular with UD alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of approximately $89K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UD alumni is Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of $51K. UD alumni express interest in nearby Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio as well.

Degree Major

UD grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $95K per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Business & Marketing commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $33K.


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. Former Flyers with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 24 percent more than their former classmates ($90K). Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

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). Most graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of graduates, and most respondents report health coverage. Graduates of University of Dayton are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Clarkson University pick up average paychecks of about $72K, which is closest to the amount made by UD grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UD include Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Drexel University.

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ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Dayton


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Job Satisfaction

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