University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni Average Salary

Around 15,000 people attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a institution based in Lafayette, La. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Ragin' Cajuns!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This report is based on the answers of UL Lafayette graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Software Engineer
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Project Manager, Engineering
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Electrical Engineer
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Design Architect
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Operations Manager
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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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Graduates of the UL Lafayette go into clinical care, the oil drilling, pump, and oilfield supplies manufacturing industry, and the support activities for oil and gas operations industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The oil and gas field services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Very few UL Lafayette grads go into the oil and gas exploration industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UL Lafayette amounts to around $56K.


Male graduates of UL Lafayette out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $67K versus $52K for women.


In the UL Lafayette alumni professional community, Information Technology Directors make the highest median pay (approximately $127K), though Software Engineers (about $83K), and Environmental Engineers ($73K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accounts Payable Clerks — they bring in $33K.


Many UL Lafayette alumni seem to stick around Lafayette after wrapping up their studies; around half of grads remain to find permanent work. UL Lafayette alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of about $99K. On the other hand, UL Lafayette alumni who end up in Scott, La. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $33K. Nearby Baton Rouge, La. is also a top pick for UL Lafayette grads, as is New Orleans, La.

Degree Major

UL Lafayette students with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) can expect to make the most money ($100K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in General Studies are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $31K on average per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among UL Lafayette alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a little less than a fifth of former students report doing so. Former Ragin' Cajuns with People Management abilities can expect to make 74 percent more than their former classmates ($98K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and AutoCAD rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than two-fifths of respondents get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alums contribute to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of graduates report dental coverage, too. University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Jackson State University grads report the most similar salaries to UL Lafayette alums, earning $56K on average. Other schools similar to UL Lafayette include the University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Louisiana Tech University.

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Job Satisfaction

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