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Average Salary for University of Dayton Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than the University of Dayton, a private research university based in Dayton, Ohio, that is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Flyers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Dayton Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
6 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 543
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University of Dayton Details

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469


Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

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Graduates of the UD head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of UD is around $69K.


In the UD alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $76K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $51K.


Among UD alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of $84K, followed by Operations Managers and Electrical Engineers (both $81K). Financial Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $45K.


Graduates of UD take pride in the city of Dayton, and slightly less than one-fifth of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. With a median salary of $97K, New York represents the highest-paid city popular among UD grads. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with UD alumni is Chicago, which offers median salaries of around $55K. Graduates of UD also relocate to Cincinnati, which is not far away, and Columbus.


Graduates of UD can earn the biggest bucks at General Electric (GE) Aviation ($90K). Salaries are decidedly lower at the University Of Dayton, though, where employees earn $50K on average.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of approximately $108K per year, former Flyers who have a Master of Science (MS), Laser Electro-optics are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making about $48K per year.


Former Flyers with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 36 percent more than other grads' salaries. Roughly one in five UD grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in five survey participants for sick time. A solid majority of alumni receive health insurance, and a fair portion of grads get dental coverage. The greater part of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Dayton grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Drexel University pick up average paychecks of $71K, which is closest to the amount made by UD grads among similar schools. Duquesne University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Wake Forest University are also similar to UD.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1040 1260
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

35 %
65 %
$32,380 - $73,974
$44,506 - $99,946
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
$32,188 - $94,909
$36,703 - $90,381
$35,184 - $75,914
$33,702 - $89,000
$35,977 - $74,181

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