Average Salary for University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Around 27,000 undergrads attend the University of Maryland, a school in College Park, Md.. The school sits in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
32 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
Senior Accountant
12 salaries
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Marketing Manager
11 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Fire Protection Engineer
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
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About This School

College Park, MD 20742

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Former UMD students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the consulting industry, the software development industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. A large chunk of former UMD students are employed in IT services; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of the UMD earn around $70K on average.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $62K whereas the men's median is about $78K.


Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid UMD alumni, making $88K on average every year, though Fire Protection Engineers (approximately $83K), and Mechanical Engineers ($75K) are not far behind. Librarians pick up $48K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many UMD students are Washington, DC-bound following college. With a median salary of $87K, Arlington, Va. represents the highest-paid city popular among UMD grads. On the other hand, UMD alumni who end up in Bethesda, Md. receive the lowest median salary of about $60K. Other popular cities for UMD alumni include nearby Baltimore, Md. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) earns UMD students the most money after college (an average approximately $100K per year). Those holding a B.A. in English Language are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $43K on average per year.


UMD alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one-sixth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Terrapins with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 17 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of respondents as well. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. 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

Median pay for University of Virginia grads is $71K, making their salaries most similar to those of UMD grads. Other schools similar to UMD include the University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Test Scores

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Key Stats for University of Maryland - College Park


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$38,859 - $84,963
$45,722 - $109,180
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 308 votes.
$54,241 - $107,000
$54,653 - $90,500
$47,674 - $81,000
$44,042 - $45,958
$59,008 - $111,750
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$44,674 - $97,452
$40,796 - $94,415
$40,512 - $98,115

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