Average Salary for University of Florida (UF) Alumni

Combining good value and great education, the University of Florida is ranked in the top 12 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 Gainesville, Fla. While its reputation as a die-hard sports school is typically cited first, University of Florida students study hard as they cheer on the Gators. Elementary education is one of the most popular majors at the University of Florida, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores that sit well above the national average. Replies from former UF students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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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.
Mechanical Engineer
27 salaries
Financial Analyst
16 salaries
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
14 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
13 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
13 salaries
Senior Project Manager, Construction
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,384
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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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The software development industry, the financial services industry, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which the UF grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the aerospace and defense industry. Former UF graduates bring in $69K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $60K on average compared to around $74K for male graduates.


The most lucrative professionals among UF alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $117K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $95K and about $78K, respectively, are Construction Senior Project Managers and Software Engineers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Financial Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of $62K.


Home to a large number of UF alums, Orlando, Fla. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common destination for UF grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $91K. Many former Gators can't resist staying in Gainesville after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($49K). Graduates of UF also relocate to Tampa, Fla., which is not far away, and Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

Former Gators who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and earn a median salary of $117K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are the lowest of the pack, earning $47K.


Former Gators with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 9 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $75K). Nearly one-sixth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. 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. Most alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. University of Florida alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Houston grads bring in salaries of around around $67K, making them the most similar to UF alumni in terms of earnings. 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)


41 %
59 %
$34,536 - $81,614
$44,608 - $98,447
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 321 votes.
$30,410 - $70,000
$58,110 - $122,880
$69,297 - $101,250
$70,000 - $110,000
$87,800 - $150,458
$41,129 - $87,048
$39,470 - $88,827
$40,968 - $86,511
$35,538 - $87,858
$32,605 - $66,910

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