University of Florida (UF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Florida is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Gainesville, Fla., the school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Though student life tends to revolve around sports, the University of Florida is also home to some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, and academics are highly valued. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

143rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$456,800

Annual ROI 

10.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$76,200

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

209th

Early Career Salary 

$49,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$86,300

% High Meaning 

52 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

University of Florida (UF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
17 salaries
$79,750  
   
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
$65,003  
Software Developer
9 salaries
$61,064  
Financial Analyst
8 salaries
$57,666  
Project Manager, Construction
8 salaries
$72,414  
Senior Software Engineer
6 salaries
$114,650  
Project Engineer
6 salaries
$69,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Feb 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 642
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About This School

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115

www.admissions.ufl.edu

33,168

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

87 %

20 %

57 %

29 %


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Industry

Former UF students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the engineering services industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Graduates of the UF earn around $68K on average.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $58K whereas the men's median is about $75K.

Jobs

Former UF students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $78K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Attorneys (approximately $75K) and Construction Project Managers ($70K). Financial Analysts get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $58K in this job.

Locations

A large number of students head to Orlando, Fla. after college. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $84K), is another of the most popular spots for former UF students. University of Florida pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Gainesville despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($50K). Graduates of UF also relocate to Tampa, Fla., which is not far away, and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

A law degree earns UF students the most money after college (an average about $115K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $48K.

Skills

Many UF grads have knowledge of Project Management, with about one in six alumni using this program on the clock. For former Gators, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 33 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). For this school, most grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of University of Florida also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Houston pick up average paychecks of around $69K, which is closest to the amount made by UF grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UF include Florida State University, the University of South Florida-Main Campus, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1740 2040
ACT Scores 26 31

Key Stats for University of Florida (UF)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$35,066 - $79,563
Salary
$45,448 - $98,920
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
$37,554 - $83,993
$59,598 - $107,685
$40,127 - $110,529
$58,958 - $133,000
$38,228 - $83,305
$40,796 - $89,288
$39,014 - $91,563
$35,842 - $93,586
$30,948 - $60,565

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