University of Maryland - College Park Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Maryland, a university based in College Park, Md.. The school 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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Software Engineer
106 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
62 salaries
Project Engineer
37 salaries
Software Developer
36 salaries
Electrical Engineer
31 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
29 salaries
Financial Analyst
27 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,596
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College Park, MD 20742

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The UMD alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the consulting industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the software development industry. IT services is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from the UMD amounts to $70K.


In the UMD alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay (about $86K), though Mechanical Engineers (around $82K), and Electrical Engineers ($72K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Editors, who report earnings of $52K.


Many UMD students are Washington, DC-bound following college. It is no surprise that Arlington, Va., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $88K), is another of the most popular spots for former UMD students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by UMD alumni is Bethesda, Md., where earnings average approximately $63K. Other common destinations for UMD grads include close-by Baltimore, Md. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UMD alumni are those with a Master of Science (MS) — they earn close to $118K on average per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $54K.


Many UMD grads have knowledge of Project Management, with just under one in five alumni using this program on the clock. For former Terrapins, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 17 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one in five survey participants for sick time. It is no small feat that most former students are given health coverage, and a fair number of alumni accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alums contribute to a 401(k). Alumni of University of Maryland also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Virginia grads (who make an average of about $71K) earn salaries most similar to UMD alumni. 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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$43,812 - $94,553
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