Old Dominion University Alumni Average Salary

Old Dominion University, a school in Norfolk, Va., has roughly 20,000 undergrads. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Monarchs!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

366th

20 Year Net ROI 

$329,000

Annual ROI 

8.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,000

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College Salary Report

534th

Early Career Salary 

$47,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$88,900

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Old Dominion University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Mechanical Engineer$66,398  
   
Software Engineer$66,696  
Electrical Engineer$64,951  
Project Engineer$63,046  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)$80,000  
Operations Manager$81,275  
Marketing Coordinator$38,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Sep 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,418

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About This School

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529

www.odu.edu/admission

22,680

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

53 %

18 %

68 %

39 %

Industry

ODU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, public K-12 education, and the automotive manufacturing industry. A large chunk of former ODU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from ODU earn an average of $56K.

Jobs

Former ODU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Project Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to around $83K on average) among this alumni group.

Locations

Many ODU alumni seem to stick around Norfolk after wrapping up their studies; nearly one-seventh of grads remain to find permanent work. It is no surprise that Washington, DC, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $98K), is another of the most popular spots for former ODU students. ODU alumni in Chesapeake, Va. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $47K. Close-by Virginia Beach, Va. and Richmond, Va. are also desirable cities among ODU alumni.

Degree Major

ODU students with a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to make the most money (approximately $125K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science (PolySci) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $26K.

Skills

Roughly a tenth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Monarchs with Project Management abilities can expect to make 54 percent more than their former classmates ($87K). Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of grads report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of respondents, and most alumni report health coverage. A large number of alums report contributing to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Old Dominion University alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Temple University grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of ODU grads. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to ODU.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
920 1140
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats for Old Dominion University

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$31,893 - $77,511
Salary
$29,966 - $94,933

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

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