The manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the insurance and financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which the UC grads find work. The most popular professional field seems to be the architectural services industry. Following graduation, UC students earn an average of $61K.
There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $72K after graduating from UC, the average woman earns only $52K.
The biggest paychecks among UC alumni are earned by Aerospace Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $129K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Engineering Project Managers ($92K) and Human Resources Directors (approximately $84K). Chemical Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $63K in this job.
Upon earning their degrees, many UC grads prefer to remain in Cincinnati; in fact, the larger part of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. In addition, former UC students often head to Pittsburgh, Pa. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $100K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for UC alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its approximately $59K average paycheck. Other popular cities for UC alumni include nearby Cleveland, Ohio and Raleigh, N.C.
A Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering earns UC students the most money after college (an average $129K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting & Finance — their annual income amounts to about $41K on average.
Former Bearcats with People Management abilities can expect to make 65 percent more than their former classmates (around $100K). Project Management is a common skill among UC alumni — approximately one in five grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
More than half of respondents can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, most alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to University of Cincinnati alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Median pay for Indiana University grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of UC grads. The University of Louisville, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky are also similar to UC.