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

Around 16,000 people attend the University of Virginia, a institution based in Charlottesville, Va. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The data in this summary come from UVA alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
34 salaries
Software Developer
27 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
21 salaries
Marketing Manager
21 salaries
Management Consultant
20 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
19 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
18 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,986
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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, IT consulting, IT services, and the education industry are popular business areas among the UVA alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the consulting industry. Following graduation, UVA students earn an average of $73K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $81K, but the median for the latter is only about $61K.


Among UVA graduates, the biggest earners are Construction Project Managers, who haul in $102K on average. Next on the list are Information Technology Project Managers and Management Consultants, bringing in $95K and $87K, respectively. Civil Engineers pick up approximately $55K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many UVA grads end up living in Washington, DC, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that Arlington, Va., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $80K), is another of the most popular spots for former UVA students. Though median pay is subpar ($50K) 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. UVA alumni express interest in nearby Richmond, Va. and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UVA grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $360K per year). A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($41K).


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UVA alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in seven former students report doing so. Former Cavaliers with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 10 percent more than their former classmates ($80K). Experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of former students as well. University of Virginia grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduates, who earn approximately $73K 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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