Nestled away in Louisville, Ky., the University of Louisville, a school, has a student population of roughly 18,000. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data in this summary come from U of L alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,189
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About This School

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the U of L are found working in a number of different fields including the health insurance industry, the health care services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Graduates of the U of L earn approximately $60K on average.


In the U of L alumni professional community, Mechanical Engineers make the highest median pay ($65K), though Software Engineers (about $64K), and Industrial Engineers ($63K) are close competitors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Social Workers — they bring in $37K.


A majority of U of L grads stay in Louisville, Ky., even though it offers the lowest median pay (around $58K). For those seeking more money, Nashville, Tenn. is a popular destination for former U of L students; median pay is $84K. Nearby Lexington, Ky. is also a top pick for U of L grads, as is Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

U of L grads who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $87K per year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $36K.


Former Cardinals with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 20 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $72K). Project Management is a popular skill among U of L alumni, with nearly one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most alums participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. Alumni of University of Louisville also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Indiana University grads is about $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of U of L grads. The University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Ohio State University-Main Campus are also similar to U of L.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1470 1830
ACT Scores 22 29

Key Stats for University of Louisville


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$35,927 - $75,117
$43,599 - $90,875

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 925 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$47,555 - $83,808
$61,277 - $102,955
$31,943 - $69,239
$51,120 - $96,200
$36,936 - $78,164
$42,654 - $90,734
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