University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Lafayette, La., the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a school, has a student population of roughly 15,000. 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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UL Lafayette grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Software Engineer
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Project Manager, Engineering
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 526

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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the search engine optimization (seo) industry, insurance, and the health care services industry. The oil and gas field services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Very few UL Lafayette grads go into the health care services industry; in fact, nearly one in twenty alumni enter this industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UL Lafayette is approximately $55K.


Male graduates of UL Lafayette out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $70K versus about $52K for women.


UL Lafayette alumni seem to appreciate living in Lafayette, and just over two-fifths of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. In addition, former UL Lafayette students often head to Houston, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $107K in this top-paying city. New Orleans, La. is a popular spot for former UL Lafayette students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $53K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from UL Lafayette can rake in a whopping average $77K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in General Studies is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $28K.


UL Lafayette alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with just under a third of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Ragin' Cajuns who have experience with Microsoft Office can expect to make 54 percent more than other alumni (around $85K on average). Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just over two-fifths of survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. A fair number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to slightly more than half of the respondents as well. Additional benefits handed to University of Louisiana at Lafayette alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Florida Atlantic University grads (who make an average of about $56K) earn salaries most similar to UL Lafayette alumni. 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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