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

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Virginia, a public research institution based in Charlottesville, Va. Though sports play a large role on campus, University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus 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 place well on standardized tests. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

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Executive Director
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Operations Manager
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Electrical Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Details

1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Former UVA students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and IT consulting. Among UVA grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of UVA is about $74K.


In the UVA alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $81K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $63K.


UVA grads who become Management Consultants garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in around $86K annually. However, Software Engineers and Executive Directors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $81K and $80K, respectively). Research Analysts get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $52K in this job.


Many UVA students are Washington, DC-bound following college. UVA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, which offers median salaries of $78K. UVA grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Charlottesville despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($61K). Nearby Richmond and Arlington also rank high on the list of cities for UVA grads.


For above-average pay, former UVA students find their way to Accenture — the company offers unbeatable salaries at approximately $68K. Alumni looking to pad their bank accounts should steer clear of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton; the median salary there is about $66K, which is considerably lower than the overall median for all University of Virginia graduates.

Degree Major

UVA grads who hold a medical degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $255K per year. A B.A. in English Literature commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of around $45K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UVA alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in six former students report doing so. Competency in Strategic Planning translates into above-average pay for former Cavaliers — they earn 19 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-third of alumni get vacation time. A strong majority of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and a fair portion of former students accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to University of Virginia alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University grads bring in salaries of around $71K, making them the most similar to UVA alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UVA include Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Delaware.

Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1890 2190
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats

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Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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Highly satisfied
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