Graduates of the UF are found working in a number of different fields including the engineering services industry, the software development industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. A large chunk of former UF students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Following graduation, UF students earn an average of $65K.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $58K whereas the men's median is $71K.
The most lucrative professionals among UF alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $110K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $100K and $93K, respectively, are Attorneys and Software Engineers. Marketing Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $47K.
Many UF grads end up living in Jacksonville, Fla., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $110K), is another of the most popular spots for former UF students. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Gainesville at $55K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of University of Florida grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Close-by Miami, Fla. and Orlando, Fla. are also desirable cities among UF alumni.
A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from UF can rake in a whopping average $125K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $51K on average per year.
Many UF grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with around one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Former Gators with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 62 percent more than their former classmates ($106K). Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A large number of graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alums, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of grads as well. Other benefits that University of Florida alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Mississippi State University graduates, who earn about $64K on average, make a similar amount 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.