University of Florida (UF) Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Florida, a university based in Gainesville, Fla.. The school is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Though student life tends to revolve around sports, the University of Florida is also home to some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, and academics are highly valued. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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College ROI Report

178th

20 Year Net ROI 

$455,000

Annual ROI 

10.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$78,900

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College Salary Report

34th

Early Career Salary 

$68,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$152,000

% High Meaning 

N/A

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University of Florida (UF) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
90 salaries
$85,698  
   
Mechanical Engineer
77 salaries
$67,377  
Attorney / Lawyer
54 salaries
$76,806  
Project Engineer
44 salaries
$68,146  
Project Manager, Construction
42 salaries
$76,428  
Senior Software Engineer
40 salaries
$122,262  
Civil Engineer
34 salaries
$70,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,966
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About This School

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115

www.admissions.ufl.edu

33,168

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

87 %

20 %

57 %

29 %


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Industry

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. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from the UF make an average of $67K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $72K, but the median for the latter is only around $59K.

Jobs

In the UF alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($110K), though Attorneys (approximately $100K), and Information Technology Directors ($98K) are close competitors. Financial Analysts pick up about $65K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

The most popular destination for former UF students is Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, former UF students often head to New York, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $115K in this top-paying city. 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 ($55K). Close-by Orlando, Fla. and Miami, Fla. are also desirable cities among UF alumni.

Degree Major

Former Gators who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and earn a median salary of $110K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Advertising — their annual income amounts to $45K on average.

Skills

Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 57 percent for former Gators. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UF alumni, with nearly one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one in three grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Dental insurance applies to a majority of the survey participants, and most respondents report health coverage. A large number of former students save up 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 $71K for University of Houston alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UF grads. Florida State University, the University of South Florida-Main Campus, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are also similar to UF.

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Key Stats for University of Florida (UF)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$39,879 - $77,235
Salary
$49,025 - $104,526
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$43,267 - $86,275
$37,000 - $109,385
$54,738 - $110,011
$34,228 - $76,811
$38,337 - $88,437
$49,323 - $79,471
$35,479 - $65,166
$48,322 - $133,864
$46,357 - $114,145

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