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

Nestled away in Charlottesville, Va., the student population at the University of Virginia, a public research school, is roughly 16,000. In addition to being a sports-centric university, University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus boasts above-average test scores, and math is the most common degree earned by alumni of this school. The figures in this rundown were provided by UVA alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

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Software Engineer
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Management Consultant
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Executive Director
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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
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Research Analyst
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Operations Manager
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 802

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About This School

1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

University of Virginia (UVA)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UVA alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and IT consulting. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Former UVA graduates tend to bring in $75K.


Male graduates of UVA out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $81K versus $63K for women.


The biggest paychecks among UVA alumni are earned by Attorneys — these former students make $118K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Management Consultants (about $86K) and Software Engineers (approximately $81K). Operations Managers pick up around $52K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Washington, DC is a hub for UVA graduates — a large number call this city home. In addition, former UVA students often head to Mclean after graduating, where typical salaries come to $78K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Charlottesville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $60K); however, University of Virginia grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. UVA alumni express interest in nearby Richmond and New York as well.


Accenture offers the most generous salaries to UVA grads at about $68K. Student employment is high at University of Virginia (UVA) though paychecks are the smallest at $65K.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns UVA students the most money after college ($255K per year). Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in English Literature are the lowest of the pack, earning $45K.


Project Management is a popular skill among UVA alumni, with around one in six workers reporting using it on the job. Former Cavaliers who have experience with Strategic Planning can expect to make 16 percent more than other alumni (around $87K on average). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of alums participate in a 401(k) program. A strong majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair portion of respondents get dental coverage. University of Virginia alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University grads report the most similar salaries to UVA alums, earning $71K on average. Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Delaware are also similar to UVA.

Test Scores

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

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


47 %
53 %
$37,214 - $89,443
$47,597 - $112,573
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
$39,207 - $87,813
$49,176 - $112,396
$33,893 - $86,870
$40,767 - $106,415
$47,883 - $105,664
$41,953 - $109,616

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