Average Salary for University of Florida (UF) Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than the University of Florida, a public research university based in Gainesville, Fla., that is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by ROI. University of Florida (UF) 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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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Florida (UF) 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
38 salaries
Financial Analyst
27 salaries
Software Engineer
23 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
21 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
21 salaries
Civil Engineer
20 salaries
Project Engineer
20 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,885
United States (change)

About This School

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115



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

87 %

20 %

57 %

29 %

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Graduates of the UF go into the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Those with an education from UF earn an average of about $68K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $75K per year, but the second group takes home only $58K.


The most lucrative professionals among UF alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of around $82K. Also near the top of the pay scale at $71K are Construction Project Managers and Mechanical Engineers. Salaries are anything but generous for Financial Analysts, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $56K.


Home to a large number of UF alums, Orlando is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Atlanta is another hot spot for UF grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $83K). Relative to other popular cities, Gainesville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $50K); however, University of Florida grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Close-by Tampa and Jacksonville are also desirable cities among UF alumni.


Graduates of UF can earn the biggest bucks at Amazon.com Inc (approximately $125K). University of Florida (UF) is one of the most popular places of employment for students even though salaries sit at the lower end of the pay scale (typical pay is $46K).

Degree Major

Former Gators who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and earn $108K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of around $49K.


Many former UF students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one-sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 13 percent for former Gators. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. A solid majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits awarded to University of Florida alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grads report the most similar salaries to UF alums, earning about $70K on average. Other schools similar to UF include Florida State University, the University of South Florida-Main Campus, and Georgia State University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Florida (UF)


40 %
60 %
$34,656 - $78,901
$43,727 - $99,133
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 663 votes.
$29,590 - $81,472
$55,687 - $92,092
$85,000 - $147,479
$76,507 - $90,545
$74,641 - $101,953
$41,548 - $83,917
$39,512 - $88,435
$38,670 - $95,218
$35,969 - $86,852
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