University of Maryland - College Park Alumni Average Salary

Attending the University of Maryland, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in College Park, Md., and it is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Software Engineer
84 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
54 salaries
Project Engineer
31 salaries
Software Developer
28 salaries
Electrical Engineer
25 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
25 salaries
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
21 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,038

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College Park, MD 20742

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The consulting industry, the health care industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which the UMD grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Following graduation, UMD students earn an average of $68K.


In the UMD alumni community, men make a median salary of $77K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $59K.


Former UMD students with an interest in making money consider becoming Mechanical Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $81K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Business Development Associates ($72K) and Digital Marketing Managers (around $68K). Sliding in near the bottom are Editors, who report earnings of about $46K.


Home to a large number of UMD alums, Washington, DC is by far the most attractive city for these former students. UMD grads also flock to Baltimore, Md., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $73K). UMD alumni in Rockville, Md. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $50K. New York, N.Y. and Columbia, Md. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UMD alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting — they earn close to $134K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Economics face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $43K per year.


Many former UMD students are familiar with Project Management, and roughly a fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Terrapins with Java experience garner salaries that are 47 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). Health benefits extend to a large number of graduates, and a fair number of survey participants also receive dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most respondents contribute to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to University of Maryland alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Virginia grads bring in salaries of around approximately $71K, making them the most similar to UMD alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick are also similar to UMD.

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