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

The University of Virginia, a school in Charlottesville, Va., has roughly 16,000 undergrads. Students at the University of Virginia take pride in their sports teams, but they value strong coursework as well. In fact, math majors make up a large portion of the student body, and many alumni report high standardized test scores. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Executive Director
7 salaries
Management Consultant
7 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
7 salaries
Research Analyst
6 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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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 education industry, the financial services industry, and IT consulting are just a few of the areas in which the UVA grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the consulting industry. Former UVA graduates bring in $74K on average.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $62K per year compared to men, who earn $82K.


The most lucrative professionals among UVA alumni are Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of around $84K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $80K and about $78K, respectively, are Management Consultants and Mechanical Engineers. On the lower end, Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators report making $39K.


Washington, DC is a hub for UVA graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former UVA students living and working in Seattle, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $88K. Though median pay is subpar ($60K) 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. Close-by Richmond, Va. and New York, N.Y. are also desirable cities among UVA alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UVA grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $292K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in English Literature tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $45K per year.


Many former UVA students are familiar with Project Management, and around a sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Cavaliers who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 9 percent more than other alumni (around $81K on average). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and a strong majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, a large number of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. University of Virginia alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduates, who earn about $72K 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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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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Job Satisfaction

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