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

The University of Nevada is a school located in Las Vegas, Nev. with around 23,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Rebels!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Executive Assistant
6 salaries
Operations Manager
6 salaries
Financial Controller
6 salaries
General Manager, Restaurant
5 salaries
Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Civil Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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About This School

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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Graduates of the UNLV work in a variety of sectors including the hotel management industry, IT services, and the education industry. Among UNLV grads, the hotel industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from the UNLV earn an average of $58K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $52K per year compared to men, who earn about $67K.


The UNLV alumni who make the most are Civil Engineers; they report a median pay of approximately $88K. Financial Controllers and Marketing Managers draw in a fair amount as well — around $72K and $69K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Restaurant Managers who make an average of $43K.


UNLV students enjoy their time in Las Vegas, and approximately half of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of UNLV grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($83K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UNLV alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $46K. Los Angeles, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns UNLV students the most money after college (an average approximately $129K per year). A Bachelor of Finance (BFin) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $40K.


Close to one-eighth of UNLV grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Rebels with Project Management abilities can expect to make 23 percent more than their former classmates (around $72K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Operations Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of alumni receive health insurance, and a strong majority of former students get dental coverage. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits that University of Nevada alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Portland State University pick up average paychecks of $58K, which is closest to the amount made by UNLV grads among similar schools. Northern Arizona University, San Diego State University, and the University of Colorado Denver are also similar to UNLV.

Test Scores

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

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


48 %
52 %
$32,266 - $71,125
$37,485 - $89,984
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
$35,574 - $76,138
$30,000 - $75,471
$38,432 - $89,528
$49,793 - $73,729
$49,851 - $95,702

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