University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Alumni Average Salary

The University of Texas at Arlington is a school located in Arlington, Texas with around 26,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Mavericks!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This report is based on the answers of UT Arlington graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
54 profiles

Mechanical Engineer
42 profiles

Civil Engineer
26 profiles

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Electrical Engineer
22 profiles

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
18 profiles

Social Worker
18 profiles

Registered Nurse (RN)
18 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,934
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About This School

701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the UT Arlington are found working in a number of different fields including the financial services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry. A large chunk of former UT Arlington students are employed in the aerospace and defense industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from the UT Arlington amounts to about $62K.


The most lucrative professionals among UT Arlington alumni are Office Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $89K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $76K and $55K, respectively, are Electrical Engineers and Financial Controllers. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Design Engineers who make an average of approximately $50K.


Home to a large number of UT Arlington alums, Dallas, Texas is by far the most attractive city for these former students. UT Arlington grads also flock to Plano, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $79K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UT Arlington alumni is Richardson, Texas, which offers a median salary of $36K. Other popular cities for UT Arlington alumni include nearby Fort Worth, Texas and Irving, Texas.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Psychology leads to the highest pay for UT Arlington grads (around $133K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Communication are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $36K on average per year.


Former Mavericks who have experience with People Management can expect to make nearly double other alumni ($120K on average). Roughly a fifth of UT Arlington grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of alums get dental coverage. Most alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Texas at Arlington grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Southern Illinois University Carbondale grads report the most similar salaries to UT Arlington alums, earning approximately $61K on average. The University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus are also similar to UT Arlington.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1330 1710
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


42 %
58 %
$33,239 - $76,285
$38,690 - $96,951

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$36,233 - $83,477
$35,724 - $86,479
$55,274 - $127,500

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