Graduates of the UL Lafayette are found working in a number of different fields including the health care services industry, the search engine optimization (seo) industry, and insurance. The oil and gas field services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. On the other end of the spectrum is the health care industry, which attracts less than ten percent of UL Lafayette alumni. Those with an education from the UL Lafayette earn an average of $54K.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $74K per year compared to females' about $50K.
Many UL Lafayette alumni seem to stick around Lafayette after wrapping up their studies; nearly one-half of grads remain to find permanent work. Houston, Texas is also a common destination for UL Lafayette grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $107K. New Orleans, La. is a popular spot for former UL Lafayette students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $53K.
Financial compensation is highest for UL Lafayette grads with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) (average earnings climb to $77K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in General Studies (approximately $28K on average annually).
Close to one-fourth of UL Lafayette grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Ragin' Cajuns, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 58 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health benefits extend to a fair number of graduates, and close to half of the alumni also receive dental coverage. University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.
Median pay for Florida Atlantic University grads is about $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of UL Lafayette grads. The University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Jackson State University are also similar to UL Lafayette.