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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Overall College ROI Rank

111
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

27
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

35
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$52,700
University of Maryland - College Park Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Software Engineer
32 salaries
$88,302  
   
Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
$76,253  
Senior Accountant
12 salaries
$69,747  
Librarian
11 salaries
$48,483  
Marketing Manager
11 salaries
$65,145  
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
$61,984  
Fire Protection Engineer
11 salaries
$82,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
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About This School


College Park, MD 20742

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

www.uga.umd.edu/admissions/

26,658

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

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.

Gender

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

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1200 1420
ACT Scores

Key Stats for University of Maryland - College Park

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$38,859 - $84,963
Salary
$45,722 - $109,180
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

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
$43,238 - $89,795
$44,674 - $97,452
$40,796 - $94,415
$40,512 - $98,115

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