University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni Average Salary

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a school in Lafayette, La., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. 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 snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

725th

20 Year Net ROI 

$198,400

Annual ROI 

7.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$64,600

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College Salary Report

493rd

Early Career Salary 

$44,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,800

% High Meaning 

56.0%

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University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Software Engineer
8 salaries
$83,000  
   
Product Engineering Manager
4 salaries
$99,247  
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
$175,000  
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$75,000  
Case Manager
2 salaries
$29,684  
Accountant
2 salaries
$43,000  
Design Architect
2 salaries
$65,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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About This School

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

University of Louisiana (UL)

admissions.louisiana.edu

15,053

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

45 %

13 %

74 %

37 %


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Industry

Former UL Lafayette students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, the support activities for oil and gas operations industry, and the oil drilling, pump, and oilfield supplies manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the oil and gas field services industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the software development industry, which attracts less than two percent of UL Lafayette alumni. Starting salaries of $58K are the median among UL Lafayette grads.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $75K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $48K.

Jobs

In the UL Lafayette alumni professional community, Chief Financial Officers make the highest median pay ($175K), though Senior Software Engineers ($115K), and Product Engineering Managers (around $99K) are close competitors. Restaurant General Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $43K in this job.

Locations

Lafayette is a popular place for UL Lafayette students to settle after graduation, and close to one-half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. UL Lafayette alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of about $91K. On the far end of the pay scale, UL Lafayette alumni often reside in Broussard, La., which is home to the lowest pay at $52K. Other cities of interest among UL Lafayette alumni include nearby Baton Rouge, La. and New Orleans, La.

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 around $107K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.

Skills

Many former UL Lafayette students are familiar with Project Management, and approximately one-sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. People Management commands a pay premium of 56 percent for former Ragin' Cajuns. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Most graduates have medical plans, and the larger part of alumni have dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to University of Louisiana at Lafayette alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Texas at El Paso grads report the most similar salaries to UL Lafayette alums, earning $62K on average. Other schools similar to UL Lafayette include the University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Jackson State University.

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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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$30,503 - $63,434
Salary
$39,984 - $100,127
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
$32,610 - $73,552
$45,191 - $118,990
$31,864 - $91,385
$39,443 - $60,001
$44,219 - $81,389

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