Professionally, the medical office industry, the health care industry, and the telecommunications industry are popular business areas among the UD alumni. The most popular field is the financial services industry. Former UD graduates bring in $63K on average.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $72K per year compared to females' $56K.
Among UD alumni, those working as Information Technology Project Managers report the highest median pay of $107K, followed by Civil Engineers (around $63K), and Operations Analysts (about $55K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Project Engineers who make an average of approximately $43K.
The most popular destination for former UD students is New York, N.Y. UD grads also flock to Atlanta, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $116K). Living in Newark after college is common among University of Delaware grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($34K). Other cities of interest among UD alumni include nearby Wilmington, Del. and Philadelphia, Pa.
Former Fightin' Blue Hens who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of about $117K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Business Management (around $43K on average annually).
Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 47 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($93K). Many UD grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with close to one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; half of the alums get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. Most alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of former students receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to University of Delaware alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Median pay for Rutgers University grads is approximately $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of UD grads. The University of Maryland-College Park, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are also similar to UD.