Average Salary for University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni

Around 15,000 people attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a institution based in Lafayette, La. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data for this snapshot was collected from UL Lafayette graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Product Engineering Manager
5 salaries
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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About This School

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

University of Louisiana (UL)



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UL Lafayette alumni can most commonly be found in clinical care, the oil drilling, pump, and oilfield supplies manufacturing industry, and the support activities for oil and gas operations industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of UL Lafayette alumni wind up in the oil and gas field services industry. The environmental consulting industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among UL Lafayette grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Those with an education from the UL Lafayette earn an average of approximately $59K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $74K per year, but the second group takes home only about $50K.


The UL Lafayette alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of around $115K. Product Engineering Managers and Project Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $99K and $82K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Senior Financial Analysts, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $62K.


UL Lafayette alumni like Lafayette so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with around half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. The top-paying city popular with UL Lafayette alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of approximately $91K. UL Lafayette alumni in Baton Rouge, La. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $53K. Nearby New Orleans, La. is also a top pick for UL Lafayette grads, as is Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UL Lafayette alumni are those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) — they earn close to $107K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $35K per year.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UL Lafayette alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in six former students report doing so. Former Ragin' Cajuns with People Management experience garner salaries that are 53 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although half of the graduates are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of respondents, and most former students report health coverage. A large number of respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of University of Louisiana at Lafayette also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Texas at El Paso grads bring in salaries of around $62K, making them the most similar to UL Lafayette alumni in terms of earnings. The University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Jackson State University are also similar to UL Lafayette.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
940 1190
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette


42 %
58 %
$30,943 - $65,102
$39,376 - $100,114
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 77 votes.
$67,409 - $99,552
$33,178 - $73,121
$45,978 - $118,990
$38,818 - $72,589
$31,864 - $91,385
$45,000 - $80,000

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