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. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Flyers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The data for this snapshot was collected from UD graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Business Insight and Analytics Manager
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
Industrial Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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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Former UD students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, IT services, and the construction industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the engineering services industry. Graduates of the UD earn $68K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $52K on average compared to $68K for male graduates.


The most lucrative professionals among UD alumni are Business Insight and Analytics Managers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $93K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $74K and around $65K, respectively, are Human Resources Managers and Mechanical Engineers. 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 approximately one in four grads find steadfast employment in the city. Dayton, Ohio is another hot spot for UD grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $74K). On the far end of the pay scale, UD alumni often reside in Cleveland, Ohio, which is home to the lowest pay at $41K. Cincinnati and Chicago, both midwestern cities, are other common places for UD alumni to take up residence.

Degree Major

UD grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering (ME) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $95K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $43K.


Knowledge of Branding seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 47 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $100K). 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. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni are paid for sick leave. A large number of former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. For this school, most alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of former students pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that University of Dayton alumni receive are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Drexel University grads bring in salaries of around around $68K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UD include Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Wake Forest University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Dayton


25 %
75 %
$37,095 - $67,567
$39,305 - $83,981

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$32,438 - $94,106

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