University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a university based in Chicago, Ill.. The school is ranked in the top 19 percent of universities by return on investment. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Flames!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The figures in this rundown were provided by UIC alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

227th

20 Year Net ROI 

$390,300

Annual ROI 

7.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$112,700

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College Salary Report

244th

Early Career Salary 

$50,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$84,500

% High Meaning 

50.0%

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University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Staff Accountant
10 salaries
$45,683  
   
Software Engineer
8 salaries
$75,000  
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
$80,058  
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
$67,467  
Project Manager, Construction
5 salaries
$66,819  
Design Engineer
5 salaries
$65,312  
Design Architect
5 salaries
$52,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 540
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About This School

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607

16,671

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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24 %

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Industry

The UIC alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the health care services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Those with an education from the UIC earn an average of $66K.

Jobs

The UIC alumni who make the most are Project Engineers; they report a median pay of $85K. Electrical Engineers and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — about $74K and $72K, respectively. Staff Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of approximately $46K in this job.

Locations

Chicago is a popular place for UIC students to settle after graduation, and around half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is no surprise that Boston, Mass., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $104K), is another of the most popular spots for former UIC students. UIC alumni in Schaumburg, Ill. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $61K. Close-by Naperville, Ill. and San Francisco, Calif. are also desirable cities among UIC alumni.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from UIC can rake in a whopping average $150K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Sociology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $41K.

Skills

Competency in Engineering Design translates into above-average pay for former Flames — they earn 12 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former UIC students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one-sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A large number of respondents 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 alums accept dental insurance. Alumni of University of Illinois at Chicago also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Iowa State University graduates, who earn approximately $64K on average, make a similar amount to UIC grads. Other schools similar to UIC include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University-Main Campus, and Michigan State University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1000 1240
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for University of Illinois at Chicago

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %
Salary
$39,259 - $83,103
Salary
$42,958 - $93,816
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
$44,750 - $103,000
$56,000
$50,000
$39,510 - $81,372
$60,500 - $122,449
$42,729 - $88,437
$50,421 - $108,090
$66,819 - $85,000

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