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

When it comes to ROI, the University of Nevada, a public research school located in Las Vegas, Nev., with around 22,000 students, ranks in the top 26 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Rebels!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The figures in this rundown were provided by UNLV alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Operations Manager
9 salaries
General Manager, Restaurant
7 salaries
Restaurant Manager
7 salaries
Executive Director
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
General Manager, Hotel
6 salaries
Financial Controller
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) Details

4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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Former UNLV students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the hotel management industry, the travel and hospitality services industry, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the hotel industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from UNLV amounts to $56K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $52K per year compared to men, who earn about $65K.


Former UNLV students with an interest in making money consider becoming Directors of Operations, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $87K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Operations Managers (around $57K) and Executive Directors (approximately $54K). Restaurant Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $41K.


Upon earning their degree, many UNLV grads prefer to remain in Las Vegas; in fact, one-half of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. San Francisco is also a common destination for UNLV grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $83K. Home to the lowest median salary for UNLV alumni is Seattle, a popular place for former students despite its $46K average paycheck. Los Angeles is also a common pick among UNLV grads, along with San Diego.


Rolling in at $59K, MGM Resorts International offers the highest salaries to former students of UNLV. Student employment is high at Caesars Entertainment though paychecks are the smallest at about $48K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate UNLV grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in around $108K per year. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business & Marketing are the lowest of the pack, earning $42K.


Approximately one in eight grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Rebels with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 28 percent more than their former classmates ($72K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of respondents as well. A strong majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of University of Nevada also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Northern Arizona University grads (who make an average of $56K) earn salaries most similar to UNLV alumni. San Diego State University, the University of Colorado Denver, and The University of Texas at El Paso are also similar to UNLV.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
880 1110
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats

49 %
51 %
$31,936 - $69,111
$36,693 - $88,273
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
$33,812 - $75,068
$29,361 - $74,115
$32,966 - $75,000
$27,821 - $62,618
$45,879 - $74,592

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