University of Louisville Alumni Average Salary

The University of Louisville is a university based in Louisville, Ky. that is home to around 16,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Cardinals!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This summary is derived from information given by U of L grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Industrial Engineer
21 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
12 salaries
Electrical Engineer
12 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Project Engineer
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Operations Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, IT services, and the chemical manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health insurance industry. Starting salaries of about $52K are the median among U of L grads.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $56K per year compared to females' around $44K.


The U of L alumni who make the most are Attorneys; they report a median pay of $91K. Human Resources Managers and Logistics Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $52K and approximately $50K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Staff Accountants, who report earnings of $44K.


More often than not, U of L grads continue living in Louisville, Ky. (a solid majority of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($50K). On the other hand, U of L alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $110K.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for U of L grads (around $88K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $35K on average per year.


U of L grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and approximately one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Strategic Planning translates into above-average pay for former Cardinals — they earn 197 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the respondents, but only two-fifths of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a fair number of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of respondents as well. University of Louisville grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads bring in salaries of around $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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$36,092 - $60,000
$42,536 - $85,347
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$35,679 - $81,310

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