Average Salary for University of Delaware Alumni

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Delaware. It is a university based in Newark, Del. that is ranked 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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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Delaware Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Executive Director
8 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Structural Engineer
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Finance Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 574

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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 go into the education industry, the banking industry, and the engineering services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former UD students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of $64K are the median among UD grads.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $59K where the average male graduate hauls home about $71K.


The most lucrative professionals among UD alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $87K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $72K and $70K, respectively, are Executive Directors and Mechanical Engineers. Project Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $47K.


Many UD students are Wilmington, Del.-bound following college. UD grads also flock to New York, N.Y., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $73K). Living in Newark after college is common among University of Delaware grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay (around $49K). Philadelphia, Pa. and Washington, DC are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration earns UD students the most money after college (an average approximately $146K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.


Former Fightin' Blue Hens with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 36 percent more than their former classmates ($87K). Project Management is a common skill among UD alumni — close to one-eighth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a fair number of graduates get dental coverage. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of University of Delaware are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Rutgers University graduates, who earn about $63K on average, make a similar amount 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.

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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$34,971 - $79,622
$43,283 - $93,410
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
$39,453 - $84,423
$35,355 - $91,439
$41,071 - $90,767
$33,276 - $70,169
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