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

When it comes to ROI, the University of Wisconsin, a school located in Eau Claire, Wisc., with around 11,000 students, ranks in the top 19 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former UW-Eau Claire students who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Wisconsin (UWEC) - Eau Claire Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
Nursing Home Administrator
6 salaries
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
General / Operations Manager
4 salaries
Technical Writer
3 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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About This School

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin (UW) - Eau Claire



State School

67 %

12 %

49 %

26 %

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The UW-Eau Claire alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the insurance and financial services industry. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from UW-Eau Claire tend to make about $58K.


The most generous salaries among UW-Eau Claire alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Software Engineers, whose earnings come to $108K, followed by Operations Managers (around $78K) and Nursing Home Administrators ($69K). Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of $47K.


Many UW-Eau Claire grads flock to Madison. It is no surprise that Minneapolis, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $67K), is another of the most popular spots for former UW-Eau Claire students. University of Wisconsin grads are so loyal to Eau Claire that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $53K). Nearby Milwaukee and St. Paul also rank high on the list of cities for UW-Eau Claire grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for UW-Eau Claire grads ($115K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Human Resources Management (HRM) ($39K annually).


UW-Eau Claire grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and one-eighth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Blugolds who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 33 percent more than other alumni ($77K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and SQL are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). A solid majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and most alumni get dental coverage. Alumni of University of Wisconsin also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Northern Michigan University grads bring in salaries of around around $57K, making them the most similar to UW-Eau Claire alumni in terms of earnings. 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

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

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


49 %
51 %
$35,644 - $79,834
$39,944 - $85,415
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 126 votes.

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