University of Florida (UF) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Florida is a school located in Gainesville, Fla. with around 33,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Gators!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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University of Florida (UF) Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
88 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
72 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
45 profiles

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Project Engineer
39 profiles

Civil Engineer
36 profiles

Marketing Manager
34 profiles

Software Developer
27 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,847
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About This School

Gainesville, FL 32611


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

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The UF alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the engineering services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the manufacturing industry. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $66K are the median among UF grads.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $73K per year, but the second group takes home only $59K.


In the UF alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay (around $110K), though Attorneys ($100K), and Construction Project Managers ($89K) are close competitors. Marketing Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $47K.


Many UF grads end up living in Orlando, Fla., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $110K), is another of the most popular spots for former UF students. University of Florida pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Gainesville despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (around $55K). In addition, UF grads flock to neighboring Miami, Fla. as well as Jacksonville, Fla.

Degree Major

UF grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $125K per year. Those holding a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $51K on average per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among UF alumni, with about one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Engineering Design translates into above-average pay for former Gators — they earn 60 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that most graduates are given health coverage, and the larger part of survey participants accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of alums contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits that University of Florida alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Mississippi State University pick up average paychecks of $64K, which is closest to the amount made by UF grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UF include Florida State University, the University of South Florida-Main Campus, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1740 2020
ACT Scores 27 31

Key Stats for University of Florida (UF)


47 %
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$39,447 - $80,761
$49,297 - $103,467

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$43,265 - $84,860
$37,000 - $109,385
$54,362 - $111,910
$48,980 - $82,750
$49,663 - $80,372
$36,766 - $110,252
$39,707 - $101,500
$48,656 - $132,656
$49,000 - $64,425

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