Graduates of the UD work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the construction industry. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Starting salaries of $67K are the median among UD grads.
It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $52K whereas the men's median is $68K.
UD grads who become Business Insight and Analytics Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $93K annually. However, Human Resources Managers and Mechanical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $74K and $65K, respectively). Industrial Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $52K in this job.
Many UD alumni remain in Dayton after graduation; between a fifth and a fourth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Dayton, Ohio is another hot spot for UD grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $76K). On the other hand, UD alumni who end up in Cleveland, Ohio receive the lowest median salary of around $41K. Nearby Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for UD grads.
Former Flyers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering (ME) and earn a median salary of $95K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $43K.
Approximately one in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Flyers who have experience with Branding can expect to make 48 percent more than other alumni ($100K on average). Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just under half of the alums report receiving the former, but only one-fifth of alumni report receiving the latter. Most respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents have medical plans, and a strong majority of grads have dental insurance. Alumni of University of Dayton also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Duquesne University grads bring in salaries of around $68K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UD include the Illinois Institute of Technology, Drexel University, and Wake Forest University.