University of Louisville Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Louisville, Ky., the University of Louisville, a school, has a student population of roughly 16,000. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data for this snapshot was collected from U of L graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
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Attorney / Lawyer
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Finance Manager
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Portfolio Manager
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care services industry are just a few of the areas in which the U of L grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health insurance industry. The average salary for a grad from the U of L is $58K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $65K per year, but the second group takes home only $49K.


Among U of L graduates, the biggest earners are VPs of Sales, who haul in $110K on average. Next on the list are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Mechanical Engineers, bringing in approximately $93K and $64K, respectively. Communications Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $38K.


Many U of L alumni remain in Louisville after graduation; a majority of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. The top-paying city popular with U of L alumni is Cincinnati, Ohio, which offers a median salary of $68K. On the other hand, U of L alumni who end up in Lexington, Ky. receive the lowest median salary of $41K. U of L alumni express interest in nearby Elizabethtown, Ky. and Chicago, Ill. as well.

Degree Major

U of L grads who hold a law degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $117K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $27K per year.


Many former U of L students are familiar with Project Management, and about one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Cardinals with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 7 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over two-fifths of respondents can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in four survey participants have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that most former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of graduates accept dental insurance. 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

Median pay for Indiana University grads is approximately $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of U of L grads. 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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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1450 1770
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for University of Louisville


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$28,929 - $72,660
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
$30,410 - $83,524
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$45,781 - $100,229
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