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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College ROI Report

87th

20 Year Net ROI 

$560,000

Annual ROI 

10.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$94,100

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

51st

Early Career Salary 

$78,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$144,000

% High Meaning 

43 %

Compare to Other Graduate Schools

University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
103 salaries
$82,812  
   
Mechanical Engineer
66 salaries
$69,035  
Software Developer
37 salaries
$72,122  
Project Engineer
35 salaries
$65,106  
Senior Software Engineer
30 salaries
$109,973  
Electrical Engineer
27 salaries
$76,816  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
25 salaries
$72,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,593
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College Park, MD 20742

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State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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22 %

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Industry

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.

Gender

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

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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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Key Stats for University of Maryland - College Park

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$39,280 - $82,195
Salary
$42,213 - $106,661
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
$40,182 - $85,120
$37,115 - $87,371
$42,215 - $78,613
$74,200 - $134,653
$43,966 - $90,402
$41,763 - $99,860
$54,378 - $76,000
$39,990 - $83,236

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