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

The University of Texas at Arlington, a public research institution planted in Arlington, Texas, with around 26,000 undergraduates, provides an excellent blend of education and price, strongly ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by ROI. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Mavericks!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The data for this synopsis comes from former UT Arlington students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Software Engineer
23 salaries
Electrical Engineer
12 salaries
Project Engineer
11 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
10 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,124
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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Details

701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013



State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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The UT Arlington alumni can most commonly be found in clinical care, the financial services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Those with an education from UT Arlington earn an average of approximately $66K.


In the UT Arlington alumni community, men make a median salary of $75K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $59K.


UT Arlington grads who become Project Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in around $75K annually. However, Software Engineers and Registered Nurses also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $74K and $70K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accounting Managers — they bring in $55K.


Many UT Arlington grads flock to Dallas. The top-paying city popular with UT Arlington alumni is Plano, which offers median salaries of approximately $82K. Relative to other popular cities, Arlington ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is about $58K); however, The 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. Other cities of interest among UT Arlington alumni include nearby Fort Worth and Houston.


Sabre Group Holdings Inc offers the most generous salaries to UT Arlington grads at $93K. Salaries are decidedly lower at Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), though, where employees earn around $46K on average.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UT Arlington grads with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to $101K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ($43K annually).


Knowing Project Management can pay off big time for former Mavericks, who can expect a 18 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Proficiency in Project Management is common among UT Arlington alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around an eighth of former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. A strong majority of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that the greater part of survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair portion of alums accept dental insurance. Alumni of The University of Texas at Arlington also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Auburn University grads is $64K, making their salaries most similar to those of UT Arlington grads. The University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus are also similar to UT Arlington.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
950 1190
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats

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based on 432 votes.
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