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. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
Nursing Home Administrator
4 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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About This School

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin (UW) - Eau Claire



State School

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Graduates of the UW-Eau Claire head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from the UW-Eau Claire make an average of $58K.


Among UW-Eau Claire alumni, those working as Senior Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $108K, followed by Marketing Managers ($80K), and Operations Managers ($78K). Human Resources Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $50K in this job.


Home to a large number of UW-Eau Claire alums, Minneapolis, Minn. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Chicago, Ill. is also a common destination for UW-Eau Claire grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $90K. Home to the lowest median salary for UW-Eau Claire alumni is Madison, Wisc., a popular place for former students despite its around $57K average paycheck. Graduates of UW-Eau Claire also relocate to Eau Claire, Wisc., which is not far away, and St. Paul, Minn.

Degree Major

Former Blugolds who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business and earn a median salary of $138K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Human Resources Management (HRM) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $42K.


Microsoft Excel is a common skill among UW-Eau Claire alumni — one in seven grads mention using it at work. Budget Management commands a pay premium of 38 percent for former Blugolds. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Although just under half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, only one in four survey participants are paid for sick time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a fair number of respondents also receive dental coverage. University of Wisconsin grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Northern Michigan University graduates, who earn $57K on average, make a similar amount to UW-Eau Claire grads. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Winona State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are also similar to UW-Eau Claire.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 22 26

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


48 %
52 %
$36,341 - $80,645
$40,743 - $86,055
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

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