University of Maryland - College Park Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, the University of Maryland is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in College Park, Md. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Software Engineer
23 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Marketing Manager
9 salaries
Fire Protection Engineer
8 salaries
Financial Analyst
8 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
8 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,000
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College Park, MD 20742

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Professionally, the software development industry, the consulting industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are popular business areas among the UMD alumni. IT services registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former UMD graduates bring in about $70K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $78K after graduating from UMD, the average woman earns only $63K.


The most lucrative professionals among UMD alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of around $89K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $80K and approximately $74K, respectively, are Fire Protection Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Marketing Coordinators who make an average of $44K.


Washington, DC is a hub for UMD graduates — a large number call this city home. Arlington, Va. is also a common destination for UMD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $94K. On the other hand, UMD alumni who end up in Bethesda, Md. receive the lowest median salary of $61K. Other popular cities for UMD alumni include nearby Baltimore, Md. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) leads to the highest pay for UMD grads (approximately $103K on average per year). Those holding a B.A. in English Language are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $44K on average per year.


Java commands a pay premium of 24 percent for former Terrapins. Many UMD grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of grads sign up for dental plans. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most survey participants contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits that University of Maryland alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Virginia graduates, who earn $71K on average, make a similar amount to UMD grads. The University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick are also similar to UMD.

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Key Stats for University of Maryland - College Park


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