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

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a university based in Lafayette, La. that is home to around 15,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Ragin' Cajuns!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The figures in this overview come from the responses of UL Lafayette grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Product Engineering Manager
5 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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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 %

37 %

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The UL Lafayette alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the support activities for oil and gas operations industry, and the oil drilling, pump, and oilfield supplies manufacturing industry. The oil and gas field services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The telecommunications industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among UL Lafayette grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Graduates of the UL Lafayette earn around $60K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $73K after graduating from UL Lafayette, the average woman earns only $49K.


The UL Lafayette alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of approximately $115K. Product Engineering Managers and Software Developers draw in a fair amount as well — $99K and about $72K, respectively. Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $40K.


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. It is also not uncommon to find former UL Lafayette students living and working in Houston, Texas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $95K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UL Lafayette alumni is Baton Rouge, La., which offers a median salary of $51K. Other popular cities for UL Lafayette alumni include nearby New Orleans, La. and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for UL Lafayette grads (around $107K on average per year). A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).


Project Management is a popular skill among UL Lafayette alumni, with close to one-sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. People Management commands a pay premium of 51 percent for former Ragin' Cajuns. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the respondents do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of former students as well. To plan for old age, most alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Other benefits that University of Louisiana at Lafayette alumni receive are 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 about $62K, making them the most similar to UL Lafayette alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UL Lafayette include the University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Jackson State University.

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


41 %
59 %
$30,619 - $64,413
$39,498 - $100,522
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 89 votes.
$33,332 - $72,674
$46,362 - $121,848
$39,043 - $66,500
$30,468 - $84,000
$45,781 - $78,617

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