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

Positioned in the top 13 percent of universities by ROI, The University of Texas at Arlington — a public research school in Arlington, Texas, with around 26,000 undergraduate students — gives families an outstanding long-term payout. The data for this snapshot was collected from UT Arlington graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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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
19 salaries
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
8 salaries
Project Engineer
7 salaries
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 866

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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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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. A large chunk of former UT Arlington students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Following graduation, UT Arlington students earn an average of $66K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $59K whereas the men's median is about $75K.


In the UT Arlington alumni professional community, Project Engineers make the highest median pay (around $75K), though Software Engineers ($74K), and Registered Nurses ($70K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Accounting Managers, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $55K.


Many UT Arlington grads flock to Dallas. It is also not uncommon to find former UT Arlington students living and working in Plano — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $82K. Many former Mavericks can't resist staying in Arlington after graduating despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $58K). Close-by Fort Worth and Houston are also desirable cities among UT Arlington alumni.


For above-average pay, former UT Arlington students find their way to Sabre Group Holdings Inc — the company offers unbeatable salaries at $93K. One of the lowest-paying employers is Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), where employees earn $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 $100K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (approximately $43K annually).


Former Mavericks who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 18 percent more than other alumni ($78K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among UT Arlington alumni, with roughly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of grads, and most alums sign up for dental plans. The greater part of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The University of Texas at Arlington alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, New Mexico State University grads (who make an average of about $61K) earn salaries most similar to UT Arlington alumni. 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 1410 1760
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


44 %
56 %
$34,799 - $77,964
$44,207 - $96,780
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 383 votes.
$65,430 - $122,829
$63,077 - $113,599
$69,000 - $103,075
$39,560 - $85,803
$39,567 - $84,422
$47,672 - $93,930
$32,891 - $73,405
$39,335 - $85,058

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