Average Salary for University of Louisville Alumni

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Louisville, a public research institution based in Louisville, Ky. The figures in this overview come from the responses of U of L grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Vice President (VP), Sales
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
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About This School

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

53 %

16 %

74 %

32 %

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Former U of L students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of U of L alumni wind up in the health insurance industry. Those with an education from U of L earn an average of $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 approximately $100K, followed by Mechanical Engineers and Project Engineers at $65K. Civil Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of about $52K in this job.


U of L alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and a majority of grads find stable employment in Louisville. Houston is also a common destination for U of L grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $70K. Though Elizabethtown takes the cake for lowest pay among U of L grads (the median salary is $43K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Cincinnati is also a top pick, as is Lexington.


For above-average pay, former U of L students find their way to General Electric Co (GE) — the company offers unbeatable salaries at $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 grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $107K per year. A master's in social work commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $38K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among U of L alumni, with nearly one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. For former Cardinals, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 15 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. For this school, a solid majority of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. University of Louisville graduates also take advantage 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 $58K) earn salaries most similar to U of L alumni. Other schools similar to U of L include the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Ohio State University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1450 1770
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for University of Louisville


42 %
58 %
$30,421 - $68,535
$39,702 - $88,138
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
$33,661 - $74,965
$42,550 - $102,829
$28,590 - $86,957
$27,753 - $59,548
$44,219 - $66,129

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