Average Salary for University of Florida (UF) Alumni

The University of Florida is a school located in Gainesville, Fla. with around 33,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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
30 salaries
Financial Analyst
19 salaries
Civil Engineer
18 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
17 salaries
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
15 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
15 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,582

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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 financial services industry, the software development industry, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which the UF grads find work. The aerospace and defense industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former UF graduates bring in about $68K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $75K after graduating from UF, the average woman earns only around $60K.


The most lucrative professionals among UF alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $79K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $69K and $67K, respectively, are Mechanical Engineers and Construction Project Managers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in approximately $58K.


Many UF grads end up living in Orlando, Fla., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. With a median salary of $92K, Atlanta, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among UF grads. Relative to other popular cities, Gainesville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $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. Other popular cities for UF alumni include nearby Tampa, Fla. 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. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) (about $43K on average annually).


Many UF grads have knowledge of Project Management, with approximately one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Former Gators with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 11 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that most alumni are given health coverage, and a fair number of grads accept dental insurance. Alumni of University of Florida also take in 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 $66K, 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.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Florida (UF)


41 %
59 %
$34,856 - $79,638
$44,461 - $99,180
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 403 votes.
$30,410 - $70,000
$54,914 - $115,759
$102,194 - $149,033
$69,297 - $101,250
$40,588 - $86,545
$39,724 - $84,788
$40,871 - $94,112
$36,049 - $88,067
$33,326 - $66,445
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