University of Delaware Alumni Average Salary

Around 18,000 undergrads attend the University of Delaware, a school in Newark, Del.. The school sits in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Operations Analyst
2 salaries
Civil Engineer
2 salaries
Project Engineer
2 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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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The UD alumni can most commonly be found in the medical office industry, the health care industry, and the telecommunications industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former UD graduates bring in $61K on average.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $54K per year compared to men, who earn about $71K.


Civil Engineers win the contest for best-paid UD alumni, making around $63K on average every year, though Operations Analysts ($55K) are not far behind. Project Engineers pick up $43K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many UD grads flock to New York, N.Y. 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 approximately $34K); however, University of Delaware grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. UD alumni express interest in nearby Wilmington, Del. and Philadelphia, Pa. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) will compensate UD grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $117K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $43K per year.


Former Fightin' Blue Hens with Project Management abilities can expect to make 46 percent more than their former classmates ($90K). Many UD grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of former students, and most grads report health coverage. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Graduates of University of Delaware are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Rutgers University grads is $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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1580 1910
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Delaware


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$34,226 - $71,000
$38,783 - $95,746

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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