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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 school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Cardinals!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of Louisville Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
6 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Vice President (VP), Sales
4 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health insurance industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. U of L graduates see an average starting salary 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 $50K.


The most generous salaries among U of L alumni are reportedly earned by VPs of Sales, whose median earnings come to approximately $110K, followed by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($93K) and Mechanical Engineers ($65K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants who make an average of around $47K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many U of L alumni (the larger part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Louisville. Cincinnati, Ohio is also a common destination for U of L grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $72K. On the far end of the pay scale, U of L alumni often reside in Elizabethtown, Ky., which is home to the lowest pay at $43K. Graduates of U of L also relocate to Lexington, Ky., which is not far away, and Nashville, Tenn.

Degree Major

U of L students with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management can expect to make the most money (about $120K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A master's in social work offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($39K).


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 8 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $63K). Project Management is a common skill among U of L alumni — nearly one in eight grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most survey participants have medical plans, and more than half of respondents have dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most former students contribute to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by University of Louisville grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Indiana University grads report the most similar salaries to U of L alums, earning around $58K on average. 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


40 %
60 %
$29,636 - $69,442
$41,313 - $88,834
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
$34,385 - $75,068
$43,012 - $114,800
$28,383 - $87,921
$27,753 - $59,548
$47,000 - $92,500
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