Average Salary for University of Delaware Alumni

The University of Delaware is a school located in Newark, Del. with around 18,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. Replies from former UD students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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University of Delaware Alumni

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
9 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Structural Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Executive Director
6 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
Research Scientist
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 502
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About This School

104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716



State School, Research University, Party School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the UD are found working in a number of different fields including the banking industry, the education industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. Among UD grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from the UD earn an average of around $63K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $72K, but the median for the latter is only $58K.


Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid UD alumni, making approximately $93K on average every year, though Finance Managers (about $80K), and Executive Directors ($72K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Project Engineers — they bring in $47K.


The most popular destination for former UD students is Wilmington, Del. Another city that attracts a wealth of UD grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation (approximately $75K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Many former Fightin' Blue Hens can't resist staying in Newark after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (around $51K). Philadelphia, Pa. and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration will compensate UD grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $140K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $37K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among UD alumni, with nearly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 55 percent for former Fightin' Blue Hens. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. Most former students receive health insurance, and a fair number of grads get dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alumni contribute to a 401(k). University of Delaware alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Rutgers University grads is about $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of UD grads. The University of Maryland-College Park, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are also similar to UD.

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SAT Scores 1580 1910
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Key Stats for University of Delaware


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
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