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

The University of Wisconsin, a school in Eau Claire, Wisc., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni

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Nursing Home Administrator
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Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 salaries
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263

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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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The UW-Eau Claire alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of UW-Eau Claire alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. UW-Eau Claire graduates see an average starting salary of $58K.


In the UW-Eau Claire alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay (about $108K), though Marketing Managers ($80K), and Operations Managers (approximately $78K) are close competitors. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Human Resources Managers who make an average of $56K.


Many UW-Eau Claire students are Minneapolis, Minn.-bound following college. In addition, former UW-Eau Claire students often head to Portland, Ore. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $80K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Eau Claire ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $55K); however, University of Wisconsin grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. UW-Eau Claire alumni express interest in nearby Madison, Wisc. and Milwaukee, Wisc. as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UW-Eau Claire grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business (average earnings climb to $138K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) — their annual income amounts to about $41K on average.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UW-Eau Claire alumni, with about an eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 41 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $82K). Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; slightly less than half of the survey participants report receiving the former, but only one-fourth of alumni report receiving the latter. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most former students contribute to a 401(k). For this school, a large number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that University of Wisconsin alumni receive are 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 approximately $57K 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.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 22 26

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


47 %
53 %
$35,925 - $80,157
$40,480 - $85,235
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 88 votes.

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