University of Delaware Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, the University of Delaware is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Newark, Del. The data in this summary come from UD alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Project Engineer
28 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
27 salaries
Software Engineer
20 salaries
Civil Engineer
17 salaries
Account Manager
15 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
13 salaries
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,585
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104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716


State School, Research University, Party School, For Sports Fans

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Former UD students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the construction industry, the banking industry, and the education industry. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former UD graduates bring in $62K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $57K on average compared to $70K for male graduates.


UD grads who become Mechanical Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $73K annually. However, Civil Engineers and Operations Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $58K and around $56K, respectively). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $35K.


Home to a large number of UD alums, Wilmington, Del. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. UD alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Philadelphia, Pa., which offers a median salary of around $72K. University of Delaware grads are so loyal to Newark that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $46K). New York, N.Y. is also a common pick among UD grads, along with Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD), Chemical Engineering earns UD students the most money after college (an average $118K per year). Those with a B.A. in History face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.


One in eight UD grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Fightin' Blue Hens who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 47 percent more than other alumni (approximately $91K on average). Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of grads have medical plans, and a fair number of survey participants have dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of former students contribute to a 401(k). 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 grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. 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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