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

Attending the University of Wisconsin, a university based in Eau Claire, Wisc., can pay off for students in the long run, with a ranking in the top 19 percent of universities by ROI. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Nursing Home Administrator
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Software Engineer
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General / Operations Manager
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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Senior Software Engineer
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University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Details

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin (UW) - Eau Claire


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Former UW-Eau Claire students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former UW-Eau Claire graduates tend to bring in approximately $57K.


UW-Eau Claire grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in about $108K annually. However, Operations Managers and Nursing Home Administrators also rank as top-earners (bringing in $78K and $69K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Graphic Designers — they bring in $33K.


Those with a degree from UW-Eau Claire often relocate to Minneapolis after college. Chicago is another hot spot for UW-Eau Claire grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $72K). University of Wisconsin pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Eau Claire despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($55K). Close-by Madison and Milwaukee are also desirable cities among UW-Eau Claire alumni.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid UW-Eau Claire alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to about $115K per year. Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Human Resources Management (HRM) are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.


UW-Eau Claire grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and close to an eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Blugolds who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 34 percent more than other alumni ($77K on average). Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and SQL command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A solid majority of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, the greater part of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and most graduates pick up dental plans, too. Graduates of University of Wisconsin are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Northern Michigan University grads report the most similar salaries to UW-Eau Claire alums, earning $56K on average. 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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ACT Scores 22 26

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$39,932 - $84,561
Less than 1 year
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20 years or more
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