University of Idaho Alumni Average Salary

The University of Idaho is a school located in Moscow, Idaho with around 10,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 21 percent of universities by return on investment. The school attracts plenty of sports fans to its small-town campus, though graduates go on to find employment in nearby cities like Seattle, Wash., Boise, Idaho, and Twin Falls, Idaho. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer$73,047  
Operations Manager$70,121  
Electrical Engineer$99,364  
Civil Engineer$70,539  
Software Engineer$64,423  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)$82,600  
Design Engineer$63,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Sep 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 779

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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2282
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the city government industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry are popular business areas among the UI alumni. A large chunk of former UI students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from the UI amounts to about $68K.


Associate Directors of Creative Services win the contest for best-paid UI alumni, making $107K on average every year.


Boise, Idaho is filled with UI grads. Seattle, Wash. is another hot spot for UI grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $80K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UI grads is Twin Falls, Idaho (median compensation is $63K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) will compensate UI grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $107K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $71K).


Project Management is a popular skill among UI alumni, with about one in four grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Team Leadership seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 50 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $102K). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of grads receive dental plans, too. A large number of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Idaho grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Western Michigan University pick up average paychecks of $71K, which is closest to the amount made by UI grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1380 1730
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Idaho


39 %
61 %
$42,662 - $104,144
$48,778 - $89,295

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$50,868 - $117,916
$37,000 - $88,600

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