University of Louisville Alumni Average Salary

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Louisville, a institution based in Louisville, Ky. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Cardinals!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Industrial Engineer
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Electrical Engineer
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Attorney / Lawyer
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Staff Accountant
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Operations Manager
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Financial Analyst
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,201
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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 services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care 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. Starting salaries of $59K are the median among U of L grads.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $50K whereas the men's median is around $64K.


Among U of L alumni, those working as Finance Managers report the highest median pay of $89K, followed by Plant Engineers ($70K), and Project Engineers (approximately $65K). Salaries are anything but generous for Staff Accountants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $43K.


Many U of L alumni remain in Louisville after graduation; the larger part of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Tampa, Fla. is also a common destination for U of L grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $86K. On the other end, U of L grads flock to Lexington, Ky., which actually offers the weakest median salary of approximately $43K. Top cities for U of L alumni also include Cincinnati and Chicago, both located in the Midwest.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration from U of L can rake in a whopping average $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Master of Science (MS), Sports Administration offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).


Many former U of L students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and roughly a seventh of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. For former Cardinals, proficiency in Engineering Design warrants a paycheck that is 17 percent more than other alumni salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. Most graduates have medical plans, and a fair number of alumni have dental insurance. A large number of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Louisville grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads report the most similar salaries to U of L alums, earning $58K on average. 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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