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

Nestled away in Charlottesville, Va., the University of Virginia, a school, has a student population of roughly 16,000. 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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Software Engineer
12 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
5 salaries
Management Consultant
5 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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 financial services industry, the education industry, and IT consulting. The most popular field is the consulting industry. Former UVA graduates bring in about $74K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $81K after graduating from UVA, the average woman earns only $62K.


Engineering Project Managers win the contest for best-paid UVA alumni, making approximately $90K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($81K), and Management Consultants ($80K) are not far behind. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $39K.


Many UVA grads flock to Washington, DC. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for UVA grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $88K. UVA grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Charlottesville despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($60K). Graduates of UVA also relocate to Richmond, Va., which is not far away, and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A medical degree will compensate UVA grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $303K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in English Literature face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $45K per year.


Strategic Planning commands a pay premium of 19 percent for former Cavaliers. Project Management is a common skill among UVA alumni — around a sixth of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of former students as well. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional benefits handed to University of Virginia alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University grads (who make an average of $73K) earn salaries most similar to UVA alumni. 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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Job Satisfaction

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based on 129 votes.
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