Average Salary for University of Louisville Alumni

The University of Louisville is a university based in Louisville, Ky. that is home to around 16,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Cardinals!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Replies from former U of L students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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University of Louisville Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
5 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
3 salaries
Business Development Manager
3 salaries
Financial Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the education industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular field is the health insurance industry. Those with a degree from the U of L make an average of around $58K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $64K per year, but the second group takes home only $49K.


The most generous salaries among U of L alumni are reportedly earned by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, whose median earnings come to $93K, followed by Mechanical Engineers (approximately $64K) and Operations Managers (about $55K). Staff Accountants pick up $47K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Louisville is a popular place for U of L students to settle after graduation, and the greater part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former U of L students living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $68K. U of L alumni in Lexington, Ky. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $40K. Close-by Elizabethtown, Ky. and Chicago, Ill. are also desirable cities among U of L alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for U of L grads with a law degree (average earnings climb to around $117K per year). Average annual salaries for those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $27K.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Cardinals — they earn 4 percent more than their fellow graduates. Roughly a seventh of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of respondents receive 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

Compensation averages $58K for Indiana University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to U of L grads. Other schools similar to U of L include the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Ohio State University-Main Campus.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Louisville


40 %
60 %
$28,943 - $72,960
$40,353 - $89,221

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
$30,410 - $83,524
$84,000 - $112,000
$33,756 - $75,022
$30,521 - $73,698
$45,781 - $100,229
$27,469 - $60,173

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