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Average Salary for University of Delaware Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than the University of Delaware, a public research university based in Newark, Del., that is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by ROI. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UD grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
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Project Engineer
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Executive Director
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University of Delaware Details


104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716


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State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

82 %


15 %

% Stay In State:

27 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

11 %
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Graduates of the UD work in a variety of industries including the education industry, the banking industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. Former UD graduates tend to bring in $64K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $58K on average compared to $71K for male graduates.


The UD alumni who make the most are Marketing Directors; they report a median pay of about $107K. Executive Directors and Mechanical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $72K and approximately $70K. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are High School Teachers, making an average of $48K.


A large number of students head to Wilmington after college. UD alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, which offers median salaries of around $70K. University of Delaware pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Newark despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (approximately $51K). New York and Philadelphia are popular choices as well.


UD grads can make the most money at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA); average pay at this company is $93K. Bringing in an average of $31K, those employed by the school find themselves with much lower salaries.

Degree Major

UD grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $131K per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $40K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among UD alumni, with around a seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Fightin' Blue Hens — they earn 16 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). The greater part of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of grads as well. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Delaware grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Rutgers University grads bring in salaries of around about $63K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UD include the University of Maryland-College Park, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

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