Average Salary for University of Delaware Alumni

The University of Delaware, a public research university based in Newark, Del., that is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Delaware Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Structural Engineer
9 salaries
Civil Engineer
9 salaries
Project Engineer
8 salaries
Executive Director
8 salaries
High School Teacher
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 685
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the banking industry, and the engineering services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. Those with an education from UD earn an average of $64K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $57K where the average male graduate hauls home about $71K.


UD grads who become Marketing Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in around $107K annually. However, Executive Directors and Mechanical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $72K and $70K, respectively). On the lower end, High School Teachers report making approximately $48K.


Those with a degree from UD often relocate to Wilmington after college. Boston is also a common destination for UD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $70K. UD grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Newark despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $51K). Graduates also relocate to New York and Philadelphia.


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the most generous salaries to UD grads at $93K. The lowest-paying salaries are found among university employees, where earnings are approximately $31K.

Degree Major

Former Fightin' Blue Hens who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and earn $131K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (HS) ($40K annually).


Former Fightin' Blue Hens with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 16 percent more than other grads' salaries. UD grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. To plan for old age, the greater part of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. The greater part of survey participants receive health insurance, and most grads get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to University of Delaware alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Rutgers University grads (who make an average of around $64K) earn salaries most similar to UD alumni. Other schools similar to UD include the University of Maryland-College Park, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Delaware


48 %
52 %
$34,617 - $78,180
$43,199 - $93,321
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 285 votes.
$23,583 - $40,084
$59,000 - $101,500
$66,713 - $112,991
$37,104 - $86,342
$34,928 - $89,120
$40,843 - $82,864
$33,276 - $75,878

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