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Average Salary for University of Louisville Alumni

Nestled away in Louisville, Ky., the student population at the University of Louisville, a public research school, roughly 16,000. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Quality Manager
5 salaries
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University of Louisville Details


2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001

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State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

52 %


16 %

% Stay In State:

74 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

31 %
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The U of L alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry. 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. The average salary for a grad from U of L is around $57K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $50K whereas the men's median is $65K.


The most generous salaries among U of L alumni are reportedly earned by Quality Managers, whose earnings come to $100K, followed by Mechanical Engineers and Project Engineers at approximately $65K. Attorneys wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $50K.


U of L alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and more than half of grads find stable employment in Louisville. Another city that attracts a wealth of U of L grads is Boston; given its high compensation ($105K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by U of L alumni is Elizabethtown, where earnings average $43K. Cincinnati and Lexington are popular choices as well.


General Electric Co (GE) is the top-paying employer among U of L graduates with an average salary of $99K. Bringing in the least amount of money are the University Of Louisville employees; they earn an average of approximately $40K.

Degree Major

U of L students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money ($135K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a master's in social work (around $39K annually).


Project Management is a popular skill among U of L alumni, with close to an eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowing Project Management can pay off big time for former Cardinals, who can expect a 17 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). A strong majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of alumni, and a majority of alums sign up for dental plans. University of Louisville alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads bring in salaries of around about $58K, making them the most similar to U of L alumni in terms of earnings. 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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SAT Scores* 990 1250
ACT Scores 21 28

Key Stats



42 %

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$39,838 - $88,771

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