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. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Cardinals!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Louisville Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
6 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Vice President (VP), Sales
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385

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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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Former U of L students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health insurance industry. Those with an education from the U of L earn an average of $58K.


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


The biggest paychecks among U of L alumni are earned by VPs of Sales — these former students make a median salary of around $110K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($93K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $65K). Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $47K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many U of L alumni (the larger part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Louisville. In addition, former U of L students often head to Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $68K in this top-paying city. Though Lexington, Ky. takes the cake for lowest pay among U of L grads (the median salary is around $43K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Elizabethtown, Ky. is also a top pick for U of L grads, as is Nashville, Tenn.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid U of L alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management — they earn close to approximately $120K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.


Project Management commands a pay premium of 8 percent for former Cardinals. U of L alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, a large number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of alumni pick up dental plans, too. University of Louisville grads also enjoy benefits like 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. The University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Ohio State University-Main Campus are also similar to U of L.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Louisville


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
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