University of Delaware Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Delaware. It is a university based in Newark, Del. that is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

127th

20 Year Net ROI 

$476,000

Annual ROI 

9.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$103,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

180th

Early Career Salary 

$54,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$102,700

% High Meaning 

43 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

University of Delaware Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Mechanical Engineer
27 profiles
$66,607
$49K$93K

Software Engineer
25 profiles
$75,401
$65K$98K

Project Engineer
21 profiles
$63,954
$45K$102K

United States (change)

Marketing Manager
14 profiles
$57,430
$47K$98K

Research Scientist
14 profiles
$83,844
$47K$127K

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
13 profiles
$97,682
$52K$146K

Physical Therapist (PT)
12 profiles
$69,948
$58K$88K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,537
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About This School

104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716

20,498

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans, Party School

79 %

21 %

24 %

15 %

Industry

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.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $72K per year compared to females' $56K.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Degree Major

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).

Skills

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.

Related Schools

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.

University of Delaware Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1620 1940
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Delaware

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$34,423 - $75,521
Salary
$37,500 - $96,499

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

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