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Average Salary for University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Positioned in the top 6 percent of universities by ROI, the University of Maryland — a public research school in College Park, Md., with around 27,000 undergraduate students — gives families an outstanding long-term payout. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
80
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
22
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
35
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$52,700
University of Maryland - College Park Alumni
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Software Engineer
54 salaries
$87,122  
   
Mechanical Engineer
25 salaries
$70,318  
Senior Software Engineer
16 salaries
$108,387  
Financial Analyst
15 salaries
$62,168  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
15 salaries
$70,190  
Fire Protection Engineer
15 salaries
$75,962  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
15 salaries
$98,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,039
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University of Maryland - College Park Details

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College Park, MD 20742

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Also Known As:

Univ of Maryland, University of Maryland, University of Maryland At College Park, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland (UMD), University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland - College Park Campus

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Students Enrolled:

26,538

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Graduation Rate:

82 %

% STEM:

22 %

% Stay In State:

39 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

19 %
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Industry

Graduates of the UMD go into the aerospace and defense industry, the consulting industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. IT services registers as the most common industry among alumni. Typical pay for those who graduated from UMD amounts to $70K.

Gender

Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $77K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $62K.

Jobs

Among UMD alumni, those working as Senior Software Engineers report the highest median pay of around $105K, followed by Information Technology Project Managers ($103K), and Software Engineers ($86K). Financial Analysts wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $63K.

Locations

Washington, DC is a hot spot for UMD alum. UMD grads also flock to Arlington, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is $89K). For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with UMD alumni is Bethesda, which offers median salaries of approximately $60K. UMD alumni express interest in nearby Baltimore and New York as well.

Employers

Former UMD students head to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for above-average paychecks of around $115K. Salaries are decidedly lower at Johns Hopkins University, though, where employees earn $43K on average.

Degree Major

UMD grads who hold a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $99K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in English Language tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making about $45K per year.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among UMD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-sixth former students report doing so. Competency in Java translates into above-average pay for former Terrapins — they earn 22 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. The greater part of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of graduates, and a fair portion of former students sign up for dental plans. University of Maryland alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Virginia pick up average paychecks of $71K, which is closest to the amount made by UMD grads among similar schools. The University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick are also similar to UMD.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

42 %

female alumni

Male

58 %

male alumni
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$38,655 - $85,197
Salary
$45,755 - $107,271

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 600 votes.

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