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

Nestled away in Charlottesville, Va., the University of Virginia, a school, has a student population of roughly 16,000. In addition to being a sports-centric university, the University of Virginia boasts above-average test scores, and math is the most common degree earned by alumni of this school. The data for this snapshot was collected from UVA graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Software Engineer
14 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
13 salaries
Management Consultant
9 salaries
Executive Director
8 salaries
Operations Manager
7 salaries
Research Analyst
7 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 751

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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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Professionally, the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and IT consulting are popular business areas among the UVA alumni. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of approximately $74K are the median among UVA grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $62K on average compared to around $81K for male graduates.


UVA grads who become Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $86K annually. However, Management Consultants and Executive Directors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $83K and about $79K, respectively). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators pick up $39K 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 Seattle, Wash. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $92K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Charlottesville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $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, Va. and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate UVA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $252K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in English Literature — their annual income amounts to around $45K on average.


Former Cavaliers with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 14 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former UVA students are familiar with Project Management, and close to a sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. 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 in four survey participants get sick time. For this school, a large number of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Most alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. 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 approximately $71K, making them the most similar to UVA alumni in terms of earnings. 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


48 %
52 %
$37,165 - $88,047
$47,194 - $111,359
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
$39,257 - $86,843
$53,337 - $109,294
$35,505 - $90,248
$38,235 - $105,471
$47,349 - $102,401
$41,455 - $98,959

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