University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of Nevada is a university based in Las Vegas, Nev., and it's home to around 23,000 undergraduates. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Rebels!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data for this synopsis comes from former UNLV students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

606th

20 Year Net ROI 

$266,000

Annual ROI 

7.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$88,800

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College Salary Report

423rd

Early Career Salary 

$44,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$76,000

% High Meaning 

44 %

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Staff Accountant
13 salaries
$44,555  
   
Operations Manager
13 salaries
$55,457  
Software Engineer
12 salaries
$80,000  
Marketing Manager
12 salaries
$59,992  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
11 salaries
$57,808  
Financial Controller
10 salaries
$80,000  
Office Manager
9 salaries
$44,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 887
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About This School

4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

web.unlv.edu/admissions/

23,097

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

43 %

8 %

53 %

40 %


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Industry

Professionally, the travel and hospitality services industry, the casino and resort industry, and the general contractor industry are popular business areas among the UNLV alumni. The majority of UNLV alumni wind up in the health care industry. Following graduation, UNLV students earn an average of $53K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $78K per year compared to females' $46K.

Locations

Las Vegas is a popular place for UNLV students to settle after graduation, and the greater part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Another city that attracts a wealth of UNLV grads is Las Vegas, Nev.; given its high compensation ($59K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UNLV grads is Seattle, Wash. (median compensation is approximately $51K).

Degree Major

UNLV students with a Master of Science (MS) can expect to make the most money (around $90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $47K.

Skills

Knowledge of Web Marketing seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 37 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($73K). UNLV grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Event Planning is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and a strong majority of graduates accept dental insurance. University of Nevada grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Northern Arizona University graduates, who earn about $55K on average, make a similar amount to UNLV grads. Other schools similar to UNLV include San Diego State University, the University of Colorado Denver, and University of Texas at El Paso.

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Key Stats for University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$35,584 - $69,450
Salary
$45,000 - $88,155
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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