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

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Virginia, a institution based in Charlottesville, Va. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The data in this summary come from UVA alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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57th

20 Year Net ROI 

$612,000

Annual ROI 

10.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$102,000

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70th

Early Career Salary 

$56,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$102,000

% High Meaning 

52 %

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
34 salaries
$77,649  
   
Software Developer
27 salaries
$79,458  
Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
$69,832  
Marketing Manager
21 salaries
$73,830  
Management Consultant
20 salaries
$78,321  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
19 salaries
$91,542  
Attorney / Lawyer
18 salaries
$112,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,986
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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 %


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Industry

Professionally, IT consulting, IT services, and the education industry are popular business areas among the UVA alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the consulting industry. Following graduation, UVA students earn an average of $73K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $81K, but the median for the latter is only about $61K.

Jobs

Among UVA graduates, the biggest earners are Construction Project Managers, who haul in $102K on average. Next on the list are Information Technology Project Managers and Management Consultants, bringing in $95K and $87K, respectively. Civil Engineers pick up approximately $55K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Many UVA grads end up living in Washington, DC, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Arlington, Va., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $80K), is another of the most popular spots for former UVA students. Though median pay is subpar ($50K) 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. UVA alumni express interest in nearby Richmond, Va. and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UVA grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $360K per year). A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($41K).

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among UVA alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in seven former students report doing so. Former Cavaliers with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 10 percent more than their former classmates ($80K). Experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of former students as well. University of Virginia grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduates, who earn approximately $73K on average, make a similar amount to UVA grads. Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Delaware are also similar to UVA.

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$35,395 - $85,520
Salary
$45,052 - $112,036
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
$39,732 - $111,215
$29,933 - $69,802
$43,915 - $108,858
$42,485 - $85,489

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