University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni Average Salary

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 athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Mavericks!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
11 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Senior Systems Engineer
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Finance Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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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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Graduates of the UT Arlington go into clinical care, the telecommunications industry, and the aerospace and defense industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former UT Arlington graduates bring in $66K on average.


Male graduates of UT Arlington out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $76K versus around $59K for women.


The UT Arlington alumni who make the most are Senior Systems Engineers; they report a median pay of approximately $119K. Information Technology Project Managers and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — about $82K. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Mechanical Engineers who make an average of $68K.


Dallas, Texas is filled with UT Arlington grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of UT Arlington grads is Plano, Texas; given its high compensation ($81K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. UT Arlington grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Arlington despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $59K). Nearby Fort Worth, Texas and Irving, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for UT Arlington grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) earns UT Arlington students the most money after college (an average $115K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $38K.


Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 32 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($88K). Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among UT Arlington alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one-eighth of former students report doing so. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

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 survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. Alumni of University of Texas at Arlington also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Auburn University grads bring in salaries of around around $65K, making them the most similar to UT Arlington alumni in terms of earnings. 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)


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$34,406 - $76,789
$44,694 - $97,516
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
$40,620 - $83,778
$38,758 - $85,209
$32,094 - $78,611
$50,503 - $93,147
$29,087 - $72,404

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