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 school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Rebels!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The data in this summary come from UNLV alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) School Alumni

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4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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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 most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. UNLV graduates see an average starting salary of $52K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $46K on average compared to $78K for male graduates.


UNLV alumni seem to appreciate living in Las Vegas, and the greater part of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is also not uncommon to find former UNLV students living and working in Las Vegas, Nev. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $60K. Seattle, Wash. is a popular spot for former UNLV students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $51K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $90K per year, former Rebels who have a Master of Science (MS) are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $47K.


Competency in Customer Service translates into above-average pay for former Rebels — they earn 14 percent more than their fellow graduates. UNLV alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with close to a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Experience with Microsoft Word, Customer Service, and Event Planning is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a majority of respondents, and a fair number of alums report health coverage. University of Nevada grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Northern Arizona University grads bring in salaries of around $53K, making them the most similar to UNLV alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UNLV include San Diego State University, the University of Colorado Denver, and University of Texas at El Paso.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1310 1640
ACT Scores 19 24

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


46 %
54 %
$35,584 - $60,881
$45,000 - $88,155

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$41,271 - $83,971

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