Graduates of the UIC are found working in a number of different fields including the engineering services industry, the architectural and engineering services industry, and the health care industry. Among UIC grads, the consulting industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from the UIC amounts to $70K.
The biggest paychecks among UIC alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $116K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers ($100K) and Senior Financial Analysts (approximately $68K). Paralegals pick up about $44K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.
It is typical for many UIC grads (the larger part of former students) to remain in Chicago, Ill., which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $62K). On the flipside, UIC grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Schaumburg, Ill. where median pay is around $102K.
A Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) will compensate UIC grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $140K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to approximately $45K on average.
Operations Management commands a pay premium of 39 percent for former Flames. Proficiency in Project Management is common among UIC alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, slightly more than a fifth of former students report doing so. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of grads receive health insurance, and more than half of survey participants get dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to University of Illinois at Chicago alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Median pay for Iowa State University grads is around $70K, making their salaries most similar to those of UIC grads. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University-Main Campus, and Michigan State University are also similar to UIC.