Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the education industry, and the health insurance industry are popular business areas among the U of L alumni. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from the U of L is around $52K.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $45K per year compared to men, who earn $55K.
Psychologists win the contest for best-paid U of L alumni, making about $110K on average every year, though Attorneys ($91K), and Human Resources Managers ($52K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Staff Accountants report making approximately $44K.
For reasons other than money, U of L grads are most commonly found still living in Louisville, Ky., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($51K). On the flipside, U of L grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in New York, N.Y. where median pay is approximately $110K.
A graduate with a Doctorate (PhD) from U of L can rake in a whopping average $95K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Communication — their annual income amounts to around $35K on average.
Former Cardinals with Data Analysis experience garner salaries that are 74 percent more than other grads' salaries. U of L grads are usually competent in Customer Service, and nearly one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Although slightly less than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A fair number of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of former students, and a majority of grads sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to University of Louisville alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.
Indiana University graduates, who earn $58K on average, make a similar amount to 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.