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

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Virginia, a institution based in Charlottesville, Va. Although sports play a large role on campus, University of Virginia students are known to enjoy crunching numbers as well. Many major in math (it is one of the most prevalent degrees among alumni), and students score well on standardized tests. This report is based on the answers of UVA graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Management Consultant
7 salaries
Executive Director
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Communications Manager
5 salaries
Research Analyst
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 585
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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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Graduates of the UVA work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the financial services industry, and IT consulting. The most popular field is the consulting industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UVA is $74K.


Male graduates of UVA out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $82K versus about $62K for women.


Among UVA alumni, those working as Engineering Project Managers report the highest median pay of approximately $90K, followed by Software Engineers ($84K), and Management Consultants ($80K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators who make an average of around $39K.


The most popular destination for former UVA students is Washington, DC. UVA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of $88K. University of Virginia alumni often stay in Charlottesville following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (approximately $60K). Nearby Richmond, Va. is also a top pick for UVA grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns UVA students the most money after college (an average around $297K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in English Literature ($45K on average annually).


Many UVA grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one-sixth of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Cavaliers — they earn 10 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of graduates get dental coverage. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). 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

Alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University pick up average paychecks of $72K, which is closest to the amount made by UVA grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UVA include Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Delaware.

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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


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