Average Salary for University of Tennessee Alumni

Ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of Tennessee is a university based in Knoxville, Tenn., and it's home to around 21,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Volunteers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UT grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

341
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

138
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

145
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$44,900
University of Tennessee Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$64,630  
   
Software Engineer
10 salaries
$79,678  
Intern Architect
9 salaries
$39,381  
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
$71,800  
High School Teacher
7 salaries
$39,677  
Project Manager, Construction
7 salaries
$60,154  
Marketing Director
7 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 820

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About This School

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996

admissions.utk.edu

21,182

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

68 %

15 %

58 %

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Industry

Graduates of the UT head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the engineering services industry, the health care industry, and the architectural services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Graduates of the UT earn approximately $62K on average.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $70K after graduating from UT, the average woman earns only $53K.

Jobs

In the UT alumni professional community, Software Engineers make the highest median pay (around $79K), though Electrical Engineers ($72K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $65K) are close competitors. Intern Architects pick up $39K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

UT alumni seem to appreciate living in Knoxville, and between a fifth and a fourth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. With a median salary of approximately $74K, Charlotte, N.C. represents the highest-paid city popular among UT grads. On the other hand, UT alumni who end up in Chattanooga, Tenn. receive the lowest median salary of $49K. Nearby Nashville, Tenn. is also a top pick for UT grads, as is Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $133K per year, former Volunteers who have a medical degree are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing — their annual income amounts to around $35K on average.

Skills

Former Volunteers with Project Management abilities can expect to make 21 percent more than their former classmates (about $75K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among UT alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in seven former students report doing so. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. To plan for old age, most former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. A large number of grads have medical plans, and a strong majority of former students have dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to University of Tennessee alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Kentucky grads is $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of UT grads. Other schools similar to UT include the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Georgia.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1040 1290
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Tennessee

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$31,856 - $70,354
Salary
$39,540 - $93,751
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.
$32,480 - $70,966
$34,845 - $78,993
$38,664 - $88,122
$38,135 - $93,930
$33,772 - $71,231
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