Former UNLV students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the general contractor industry, the brewery industry, and the travel and hospitality services industry. The majority of UNLV alumni wind up in the health care industry. UNLV graduates see an average starting salary of $52K.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $45K whereas the men's median is $78K.
Rather than relocating after graduation, many UNLV alumni (the larger part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nev. is another hot spot for UNLV grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $59K). UNLV alumni in Seattle, Wash. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $51K.
Among the highest-paid UNLV alumni are those with a Master of Science (MS) — they earn close to $90K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $47K.
About one in seven grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Rebels with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 36 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A strong majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alumni, and a strong majority of grads report health coverage. Graduates of University of Nevada are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.
Northern Arizona University graduates, who earn approximately $54K 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.