University of Delaware Alumni Average Salary

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. The data in this summary come from UD alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Project Engineer
31 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
27 salaries
Software Engineer
24 salaries
Civil Engineer
16 salaries
14 salaries
Account Manager
14 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
13 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,641

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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 financial services industry, the construction industry, and the medical office industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UD amounts to about $61K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $54K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $72K.


Among UD alumni, those working as Civil Engineers report the highest median pay of around $63K, followed by Operations Analysts ($55K). Project Engineers pick up $43K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


New York, N.Y. is filled with UD grads. In addition, former UD students often head to Atlanta, Ga. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $116K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Newark ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $35K); however, University of Delaware grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Nearby Wilmington, Del. and Philadelphia, Pa. also rank high on the list of cities for UD grads.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns UD students the most money after college (an average about $117K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $43K on average per year.


Project Management commands a pay premium of 46 percent for former Fightin' Blue Hens. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among UD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-fifth of former students report doing so. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Though roughly half of the alums get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of grads are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to University of Delaware alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $63K for Rutgers University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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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$35,209 - $71,000
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Rated 4 out of 5
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