Average Salary for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni

Attending the University of Texas at Arlington, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Arlington, Texas, and it is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Mavericks!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
Senior Systems Engineer
6 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
6 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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About This School

701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UT Arlington alumni can most commonly be found in clinical care, the telecommunications industry, and the aerospace and defense industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of UT Arlington alumni wind up in the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from the UT Arlington is about $66K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $59K whereas the men's median is $76K.


In the UT Arlington alumni professional community, Senior Systems Engineers make the highest median pay ($119K), though Information Technology Project Managers (approximately $82K), and Software Engineers (around $77K) are close competitors. Mechanical Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $68K.


Many UT Arlington grads end up living in Dallas, Texas, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Plano, Texas is also a common destination for UT Arlington grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $82K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Arlington at approximately $59K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of University of Texas at Arlington grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Other common destinations for UT Arlington grads include close-by Fort Worth, Texas and Irving, Texas.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $115K per year, former Mavericks who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $38K.


UT Arlington grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 16 percent for former Mavericks. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of respondents, and most alums report health coverage. Graduates of University of Texas at Arlington are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Auburn University grads report the most similar salaries to UT Arlington alums, earning $65K on average. The University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus are also similar to UT Arlington.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1760
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


44 %
56 %
$34,056 - $76,384
$44,766 - $97,330
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
$40,516 - $83,800
$38,908 - $84,692
$49,493 - $105,000
$32,094 - $78,611
$29,361 - $74,667

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