Average Salary for University of Florida (UF) Alumni

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. University of Florida students love their sports, but education is not put on the back burner. In fact, students here excel at standardized testing, and elementary education is one of the most favored majors. The data for this synopsis comes from former UF students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Florida (UF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
24 salaries
Financial Analyst
17 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
14 salaries
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Senior Project Manager, Construction
12 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
12 salaries
Design Architect
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
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About This School

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115



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

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Graduates of the UF are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the education industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. The average salary for a grad from the UF is $69K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $60K whereas the men's median is $75K.


UF grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $118K annually. However, Construction Senior Project Managers and Software Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $94K and around $78K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Financial Analysts, who report earnings of $65K.


Many UF students are Orlando, Fla.-bound following college. With a median salary of around $91K, Atlanta, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among UF grads. Living in Gainesville after college is common among University of Florida grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($50K). Nearby Tampa, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla. also rank high on the list of cities for UF grads.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) leads to the highest pay for UF grads ($117K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with an Associate's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning about $45K.


Project Management is a popular skill among UF alumni, with nearly one in six grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Engineering Design seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 9 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($75K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. Most survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Florida alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $67K for University of Houston alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UF grads. 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)


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