University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Texas at Arlington. It is a university based in Arlington, Texas that is ranked in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Mavericks!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UT Arlington grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Engineer
5 salaries
Finance Manager
5 salaries
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
Senior Systems Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
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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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Professionally, clinical care, the telecommunications industry, and the architectural services industry are popular business areas among the UT Arlington alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. UT Arlington graduates see an average starting salary of $66K.


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


Senior Systems Engineers win the contest for best-paid UT Arlington alumni, making about $119K on average every year, though Software Engineers (approximately $84K), and Information Technology Project Managers ($82K) are not far behind. Mechanical Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $61K in this job.


A large number of students head to Dallas, Texas after college. Houston, Texas is another hot spot for UT Arlington grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $79K). University of Texas at Arlington pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Arlington despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (approximately $59K). Nearby Fort Worth, Texas and Irving, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for UT Arlington grads.

Degree Major

UT Arlington grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $115K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $38K per year.


Engineering Design commands a pay premium of 16 percent for former Mavericks. UT Arlington alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with one in eight grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Most alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A large number of alumni receive health insurance, and a strong majority of grads get dental coverage. University of Texas at Arlington alumni are also on the receiving end 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)


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Rated 5 out of 5
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