Average Salary for University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

The University of Maryland is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in College Park, Md., the school is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
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Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Senior Accountant
9 salaries
Fire Protection Engineer
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,261
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About This School

College Park, MD 20742

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Graduates of the UMD head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the consulting industry, and the financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is IT services. Median pay for those who graduated from the UMD amounts to $70K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average approximately $78K per year compared to females' $63K.


The most generous salaries among UMD alumni are reportedly earned by Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to around $88K, followed by Fire Protection Engineers ($82K) and Mechanical Engineers ($75K). On the lower end, Librarians report making about $48K.


Washington, DC is a hub for UMD graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of $94K, Arlington, Va. represents the highest-paid city popular among UMD grads. Home to the lowest median salary for UMD alumni is Bethesda, Md., a popular place for former students despite its about $61K average paycheck. Graduates of UMD also relocate to Baltimore, Md., which is not far away, and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Former Terrapins who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD) and earn a median salary of approximately $102K per year. A B.A. in English Language is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $44K.


Knowledge of Java seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 26 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($88K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among UMD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in six former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Most graduates receive health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage. To plan for old age, a large number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of Maryland alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $71K for University of Virginia alumni, making their earnings most comparable 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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Job Satisfaction

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