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. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Read More

College ROI Report

192nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$443,000

Annual ROI 

6.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$191,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

135th

Early Career Salary 

$52,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$90,200

% High Meaning 

49 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

University of Dayton Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Mechanical Engineer
31 salaries
$66,630  
   
Electrical Engineer
18 salaries
$69,126  
Project Engineer
17 salaries
$61,056  
Manufacturing Engineer
15 salaries
$62,738  
Graphic Designer
15 salaries
$38,777  
Financial Analyst
13 salaries
$57,441  
Software Engineer
11 salaries
$68,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

About This School

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

7,975

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

77 %

20 %

54 %

12 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

Graduates of the UD work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, IT services, and the financial services industry. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Those with a degree from the UD make an average of approximately $69K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $70K, but the median for the latter is only about $55K.

Jobs

The UD alumni who make the most are Business Insight and Analytics Managers; they report a median pay of $93K. Human Resources Managers and Mechanical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $74K and $61K, respectively. Industrial Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $52K in this job.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many UD alumni (just under a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Dayton. Dayton, Ohio is also a common destination for UD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $76K. Though Cleveland, Ohio takes the cake for lowest pay among UD grads (the median salary is $41K there), it remains a common destination for former students. UD alumni express interest in nearby Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa. as well.

Degree Major

UD students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($134K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. 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.

Skills

One-fourth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Flyers with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just over half of the former students report receiving the former, but only one-third of alumni report receiving the latter. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of survey participants accept dental insurance. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to University of Dayton alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Duquesne University grads (who make an average of $69K) earn salaries most similar to UD alumni. Other schools similar to UD include the Illinois Institute of Technology, Drexel University, and Wake Forest University.

University of Dayton Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for University of Dayton

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %
Salary
$38,000 - $69,446
Salary
$40,851 - $85,715
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
$37,095 - $100,250
$46,250
$40,695

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.