University of Louisville Alumni Average Salary

The University of Louisville, a school in Louisville, Ky., has roughly 16,000 undergrads. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Cardinals!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Louisville Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
23 profiles

Industrial Engineer
20 profiles

Operations Manager
12 profiles

United States (change)

Data Analyst
12 profiles

Staff Accountant
11 profiles

Process Engineer
10 profiles

Human Resources (HR) Manager
10 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,119
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About This School

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

53 %

18 %

74 %

30 %


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.

Degree Major

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.

Related Schools

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.

University of Louisville Job Listings

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Louisville


41 %
59 %
$35,101 - $67,407
$42,400 - $83,730

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Metro United Way
$35,064 - $80,226

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