University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni Average Salary

The University of Wisconsin, a school in Eau Claire, Wisc., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. This report is based on the answers of UW-Eau Claire graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Software Developer
13 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Business Analyst, IT
8 salaries
Software Engineer
8 salaries
Senior Accountant
8 salaries
Account Executive
7 salaries
Graphic Designer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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About This School

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin (UW) - Eau Claire


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Professionally, the retail industry, the banking industry, and the software development industry are popular business areas among the UW-Eau Claire alumni. The most popular field is the insurance and financial services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the UW-Eau Claire is $57K.


UW-Eau Claire grads who become Information Technology Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $109K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Senior Software Engineers and Programmer Analysts; their salaries approach $80K and about $58K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Computer Programmers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $41K.


Many UW-Eau Claire grads flock to Minneapolis, Minn. In addition, former UW-Eau Claire students often head to Chicago, Ill. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $120K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UW-Eau Claire alumni is Milwaukee, Wisc., which offers a median salary of around $51K. Other popular cities for UW-Eau Claire alumni include nearby Eau Claire, Wisc. and Madison, Wisc.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategic Management from UW-Eau Claire can rake in a whopping average $126K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree, Political Science (PolySci) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $46K.


Former Blugolds who have experience with Forecasting can expect to make double other alumni (about $115K on average). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UW-Eau Claire alumni, with around one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Project Management, SQL, and Financial Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of graduates receive health insurance, and a strong majority of graduates get dental coverage. A large number of alums report contributing to a 401(k). University of Wisconsin alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Winona State University grads report the most similar salaries to UW-Eau Claire alums, earning $56K on average. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth are also similar to UW-Eau Claire.

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Key Stats for University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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