University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Texas at Arlington, a university based in Arlington, Texas. The school is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Mavericks!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Office Manager
2 salaries
Design Engineer
2 salaries
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
Workforce Management Analyst
2 salaries
Financial Controller
2 salaries
Relationship Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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 the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the aerospace and defense industry. UT Arlington graduates see an average starting salary of $62K.


The biggest paychecks among UT Arlington alumni are earned by Office Managers — these former students make a median salary of approximately $89K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Electrical Engineers ($76K) and Mechanical Engineers ($64K). Design Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $50K in this job.


Dallas, Texas is filled with UT Arlington grads. Plano, Texas is also a common destination for UT Arlington grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $79K. University of Texas at Arlington alumni often stay in Arlington following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (around $50K). Neighboring Fort Worth, Texas is another common pick among UT Arlington grads, along with Irving, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UT Arlington alumni are those with a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology — they earn close to $133K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $36K per year.


UT Arlington grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and just under one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. People Management commands a pay premium of 93 percent for former Mavericks. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. University of Texas at Arlington alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Southern Illinois University Carbondale grads report the most similar salaries to UT Arlington alums, earning $61K on average. Other schools similar to UT Arlington include the University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


42 %
58 %
$33,136 - $78,553
$38,520 - $97,677

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$35,759 - $84,881
$35,724 - $86,479
$55,274 - $127,500

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