Graduates of the UMD are found working in a number of different fields including the consulting industry, IT services, and the construction industry. A large chunk of former UMD students are employed in the aerospace and defense industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of the UMD earn $68K on average.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $77K per year compared to females' about $60K.
The most lucrative professionals among UMD alumni are Mechanical Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $81K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $77K and $72K, respectively, are Data Integration Analysts and Business Development Associates. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Editors; alumni in this role face average salaries of $46K.
Home to a large number of UMD alums, Washington, DC is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Baltimore, Md. is another hot spot for UMD grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $72K). On the far end of the pay scale, UMD alumni often reside in Rockville, Md., which is home to the lowest pay at about $50K. Alumni express interest in New York, N.Y. and Columbia, Md. as well.
Former Terrapins who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and earn a median salary of $134K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Economics ($43K on average annually).
Former Terrapins with Java abilities can expect to make 46 percent more than their former classmates ($100K). Around one in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to most grads, and a fair number of former students also receive dental coverage. University of Maryland alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.
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.