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

Ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of Texas at Arlington is a university based in Arlington, Texas, and it's home to around 26,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Mavericks!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data in this summary come from UT Arlington alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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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.
Software Engineer
17 salaries
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
6 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
6 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 790

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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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Former UT Arlington students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including clinical care, the telecommunications industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Starting salaries of $66K are the median among UT Arlington grads.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average about $76K per year compared to females' $59K.


The most lucrative professionals among UT Arlington alumni are Information Technology Project Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $83K. Also near the top of the pay scale at around $76K are Software Engineers and Electrical Engineers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Licensed Clinical Social Workers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $55K.


A large number of students head to Dallas, Texas after college. With a median salary of approximately $83K, Plano, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among UT Arlington grads. Relative to other popular cities, Arlington ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $59K); however, University of Texas at Arlington grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Nearby Fort Worth, Texas is also a top pick for UT Arlington grads, as is Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

Former Mavericks who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $110K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (about $36K on average annually).


UT Arlington alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with roughly one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Mavericks who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 20 percent more than other alumni ($79K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. For this school, most grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of former students pick up dental plans, too. A large number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to University of Texas at Arlington alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Texas Tech University grads report the most similar salaries to UT Arlington alums, earning around $65K on average. Other schools similar to UT Arlington include the University of North Texas, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


45 %
55 %
$34,455 - $76,776
$44,644 - $96,584
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 231 votes.
$39,919 - $85,265
$39,281 - $83,336
$48,052 - $105,000
$32,094 - $78,611
$40,268 - $81,881

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