University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

The University of Virginia is a university based in Charlottesville, Va. that is home to around 16,000 undergraduates. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Cavaliers!), but academics are extremely important, too. This summary is derived from information given by UVA grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

52nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$601,000

Annual ROI 

9.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$108,000

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College Salary Report

36th

Early Career Salary 

$114,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$151,000

% High Meaning 

40 %

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Management Consultant$95,550  
   
Marketing Manager$80,000  
Project Manager, Construction$121,000  
Intelligence Analyst$87,875  
Elementary School Teacher$42,989  
Aerospace Engineer$73,000  
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)$40,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jul 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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About This School

1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

University of Virginia (UVA)

16,087

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

93 %

24 %

42 %

11 %

Industry

The UVA alumni can most commonly be found in the software services industry, the software development industry, and the consulting industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most highly represented industry among alumni is IT services. True to type, UVA alumni go from seeing above-average SAT scores and excellent graduation rates to landing well-paid positions in the workforce. Following graduation, UVA students earn an average of about $78K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $60K whereas the men's median is around $86K.

Jobs

Among UVA graduates, the biggest earners are Construction Project Managers, who haul in approximately $121K on average. Next on the list are Management Consultants and Intelligence Analysts, bringing in $96K and $88K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Elementary School Teachers — they bring in $43K.

Locations

Many UVA students are Washington, DC-bound following college. UVA grads also flock to San Francisco, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $141K). Though median pay is subpar ($52K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Charlottesville after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Other cities of interest among UVA alumni include nearby Arlington, Va. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will compensate UVA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $124K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in International Relations — their annual income amounts to $40K on average.

Skills

Organizational Development commands a pay premium of 69 percent for former Cavaliers. UVA alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Event Planning, Marketing Communications, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the respondents are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick leave. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of University of Virginia also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grads (who make an average of about $73K) earn salaries most similar to UVA alumni. Other schools similar to UVA include Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the University of Maryland-College Park.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1870 2180
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$34,230 - $84,440
Salary
$44,253 - $108,779

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
$30,410 - $85,000
$70,000 - $212,500
$61,500 - $106,001

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