University of Maryland - College Park Alumni Average Salary

The University of Maryland is a school located in College Park, Md. with around 27,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Maryland - College Park Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
101 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
72 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
42 profiles

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Project Engineer
40 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
38 profiles

Software Developer
34 profiles

Aerospace Engineer
25 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,384
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About This School

College Park, MD 20742

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Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, IT services, the consulting industry, and IT consulting are popular business areas among the UMD alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the aerospace and defense industry. Those with a degree from the UMD make an average of $69K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is about $76K, but the median for the latter is only around $61K.


The biggest paychecks among UMD alumni are earned by Senior Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $114K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Mechanical Engineers ($81K) and Digital Marketing Managers (approximately $68K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Junior Business Analysts — they bring in $50K.


A large number of students head to Washington, DC after college. In addition, former UMD students often head to Mclean, Va. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $104K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for UMD alumni is Rockville, Md., a popular place for former students despite its $50K average paycheck. Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Baltimore, Md.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate UMD grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $140K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Journalism are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $50K.


Former Terrapins with Java experience garner salaries that are 45 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a common skill among UMD alumni — a little less than one-fifth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alums, and a fair number of respondents sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that University of Maryland alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Virginia grads bring in salaries of around $71K, making them the most similar to UMD alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UMD include the University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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Key Stats for University of Maryland - College Park


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$40,281 - $85,913
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$40,491 - $86,417
$37,248 - $87,371
$42,215 - $78,613
$75,488 - $132,656
$42,077 - $98,126
$50,738 - $93,323
$54,378 - $76,000
$39,990 - $83,236

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