Average Salary for University of Louisville Alumni

The University of Louisville is a university based in Louisville, Ky. that is home to around 16,000 undergraduates. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. This report is based on the answers of U of L graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Louisville 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.
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Operations Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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About This School

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the U of L go into the health care industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former U of L students are employed in the health insurance industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of the U of L earn around $58K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $64K per year compared to females' approximately $49K.


VPs of Sales win the contest for best-paid U of L alumni, making $110K on average every year, though Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($93K), and Mechanical Engineers ($69K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Staff Accountants — they bring in about $47K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many U of L alumni (a majority of) end up finding permanent jobs in Louisville. It is also not uncommon to find former U of L students living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $68K. U of L alumni in Lexington, Ky. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at around $40K. Neighboring Elizabethtown, Ky. is another common pick among U of L grads, along with Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

U of L students with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management can expect to make the most money ($120K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a master's in social work are the lowest of the pack, earning $38K.


Project Management is a common skill among U of L alumni — roughly a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Cardinals — they earn 5 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Most alums participate in a 401(k) program. Most alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of graduates receive dental plans, too. Graduates of University of Louisville are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Indiana University grads (who make an average of approximately $58K) earn salaries most similar to U of L alumni. The University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Ohio State University-Main Campus are also similar to U of L.

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Key Stats for University of Louisville


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$29,033 - $72,527
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
$33,916 - $74,770
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$30,521 - $73,698
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