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

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a school in Lafayette, La., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Ragin' Cajuns!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The figures in this rundown were provided by UL Lafayette alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Product Engineering Manager
4 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
Outside Sales Representative
2 salaries
General Manager, Restaurant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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About This School

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

University of Louisiana (UL)



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

45 %

13 %

74 %

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Former UL Lafayette students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, the oil drilling, pump, and oilfield supplies manufacturing industry, and the support activities for oil and gas operations industry. The most popular field is the oil and gas field services industry. Former UL Lafayette students do not typically enter the environmental consulting industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Starting salaries of $59K are the median among UL Lafayette grads.


Male graduates of UL Lafayette out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $74K versus approximately $49K for women.


Among UL Lafayette alumni, those working as Chief Financial Officers report the highest median pay of $175K, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($115K), and Product Engineering Managers (about $99K). On the lower end, Accountants report making $40K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many UL Lafayette alumni (half of) end up finding permanent jobs in Lafayette. UL Lafayette grads also flock to Houston, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $95K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UL Lafayette alumni is Baton Rouge, La., which offers a median salary of $54K. Other cities of interest among UL Lafayette alumni include nearby New Orleans, La. and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) from UL Lafayette can rake in a whopping average $107K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $30K per year.


For former Ragin' Cajuns, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 55 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among UL Lafayette alumni, with roughly a sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Although nearly half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. For this school, most graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of former students pick up dental plans, too. A large number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to University of Louisiana at Lafayette alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $61K for University of Texas at El Paso alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UL Lafayette grads. 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


43 %
57 %
$30,773 - $63,553
$39,742 - $100,444

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
$32,848 - $72,339
$45,597 - $120,901
$39,849 - $73,314
$31,864 - $91,385
$45,000 - $80,000

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