The engineering services industry, clinical care, and the health care industry are just a few of the areas in which the UIC grads find work. The most popular field is the consulting industry. UIC graduates see an average starting salary of $70K.
UIC grads who become Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $116K annually. However, Senior Software Engineers and Senior Financial Analysts also rank as top-earners (bringing in $100K and $68K, respectively). On the lower end, Paralegals report making $44K.
Though Chicago, Ill. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at approximately $62K), a majority of UIC students continue living here after college. Alternatively, Schaumburg, Ill. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is around $102K — which is an (obvious) draw for many UIC grads.
Former Flames who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD) and earn a median salary of $150K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $45K.
Many UIC grads have knowledge of Project Management, with just under a fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Flames with Java abilities can expect to make 52 percent more than their former classmates ($106K). Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
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. Most grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a large number of alumni are given health coverage, and more than half of graduates accept dental insurance. Other benefits that University of Illinois at Chicago alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Iowa State University grads report the most similar salaries to UIC alums, earning $71K on average. Other schools similar to UIC include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University-Main Campus, and Michigan State University.