University of Delaware Alumni Average Salary

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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
Account Manager
4 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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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Professionally, the banking industry, the education industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are popular business areas among the UD alumni. Among UD grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Following graduation, UD students earn an average of about $63K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $72K after graduating from UD, the average woman earns only $58K.


Among UD alumni, those working as Civil Engineers report the highest median pay of $73K, followed by Executive Directors and Marketing Managers (both $72K). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators pick up around $35K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Home to a large number of UD alums, Wilmington, Del. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of approximately $75K, New York, N.Y. represents the highest-paid city popular among UD grads. 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 ($52K). Other common destinations include Philadelphia, Pa. and Baltimore, Md.

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 around $115K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $37K on average per year.


Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 44 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($91K). Many UD grads have knowledge of Project Management, with close to one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of former students accept dental insurance. A large number of alums participate in a 401(k) program. University of Delaware grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Rutgers University pick up average paychecks of about $63K, which is closest to the amount made by UD grads among similar schools. 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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SAT Scores 1580 1910
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