The UI alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the architectural services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. The average salary for a grad from the UI is approximately $60K.
In the UI alumni community, men make a median salary of $69K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $55K.
The most generous salaries among UI alumni are reportedly earned by Electrical Engineers, whose median earnings come to $95K, followed by Software Engineers (about $71K) and Civil Engineers (around $70K). Marketing Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $54K.
Many UI grads end up living in Boise, Idaho, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for UI grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $71K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Moscow at $52K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of University of Idaho grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Spokane, Wash. and Coeur D'alene, Idaho also rank high on the list of cities.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance earns UI students the most money after college (an average about $129K per year). Those holding a Master of Education (MEd) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $48K on average per year.
For former Vandals, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 25 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Project Management is common among UI alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a little less than one-fifth of former students report doing so. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a fair number of former students sign up for dental plans. University of Idaho alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.
Compensation averages around $60K for Oklahoma State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UI grads. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.