Graduates of the UD head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, IT services, and the construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the engineering services industry. UD graduates see an average starting salary of about $69K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $55K where the average male graduate hauls home around $70K.
UD grads who become Business Insight and Analytics Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $93K annually. However, Human Resources Managers and Mechanical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $74K and $68K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Industrial Engineers, who report earnings of $52K.
Dayton is a popular place for UD students to settle after graduation, and slightly less than a third of grads find steadfast employment in the city. UD grads also flock to Dayton, Ohio, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $76K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UD grads is Cleveland, Ohio (median compensation is $41K). Other cities popular among UD alumni include midwestern-based Cincinnati and Chicago.
Former Flyers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and earn a median salary of approximately $134K per year. 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.
Competency in Branding translates into above-average pay for former Flyers — they earn 44 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former UD students are familiar with Project Management, and just over one in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under a third of former students report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Most grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that most alumni are given health coverage, and a strong majority of survey participants accept dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to University of Dayton alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Duquesne University grads report the most similar salaries to UD alums, earning $70K on average. The Illinois Institute of Technology, Drexel University, and Wake Forest University are also similar to UD.