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

Around 10,000 people attend the University of Wisconsin, a institution based in Eau Claire, Wisc. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the UW-Eau Claire grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

432
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

173
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

164
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$43,500
University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Nursing Home Administrator
4 salaries
$69,350  
   
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
$78,000  
Software Engineer
3 salaries
$66,948  
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
$95,000  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
$74,400  
Senior Account Executive
2 salaries
$61,000  
Database Administrator (DBA)
2 salaries
$57,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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About This School

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin (UW) - Eau Claire

www.uwec.edu/admissions/

10,404

State School

67 %

12 %

49 %

26 %


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Industry

The UW-Eau Claire alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the financial services industry, the health care industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. A large chunk of former UW-Eau Claire students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from the UW-Eau Claire amounts to $58K.

Jobs

UW-Eau Claire grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $108K annually. However, Operations Managers and Certified Public Accountants also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $78K and $74K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Graphic Designers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $39K.

Locations

Minneapolis, Minn. is a hot spot for UW-Eau Claire alum. It is no surprise that Chicago, Ill., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $120K), is another of the most popular spots for former UW-Eau Claire students. Though Madison, Wisc. takes the cake for lowest pay among UW-Eau Claire grads (the median salary is $53K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Eau Claire, Wisc. is another common pick among UW-Eau Claire grads, along with Milwaukee, Wisc.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business will compensate UW-Eau Claire grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $138K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Business Administration — their annual income amounts to $30K on average.

Skills

For former Blugolds, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 42 percent more than other alumni salaries. UW-Eau Claire alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with approximately one in seven grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though nearly half of the respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to most graduates, and a strong majority of grads sign up for dental plans. Graduates of University of Wisconsin are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Northern Michigan University grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of UW-Eau Claire grads. Other schools similar to UW-Eau Claire include the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Winona State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
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ACT Scores 22 26

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %
Salary
$35,534 - $81,695
Salary
$41,318 - $88,113

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
$38,000 - $90,768
$32,438 - $79,996
$34,255 - $85,218
$41,156 - $85,552
$28,852 - $70,496

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