The University of Texas at Arlington is a school located in Arlington, Texas with around 40,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 15 percent of universities by return on investment. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Mavericks!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

College ROI Report


20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 

9.3 %

Total 4 Year Cost 


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Early Career Salary 


Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

56 %

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




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  • Updated: 11 May 2019
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About This School

701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

46 %

21 %

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Professionally, the health care industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the health care services industry are popular business areas among the UT Arlington alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is clinical care. The average salary for a grad from the UT Arlington is $66K.


The UT Arlington alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of around $97K. Software Engineers and Civil Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — about $80K and $66K, respectively. Social Workers pick up approximately $50K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


The most popular destination for former UT Arlington students is Dallas, Texas. Plano, Texas is another hot spot for UT Arlington grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $83K). Relative to other popular cities, Arlington ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $56K); however, University of Texas at Arlington grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Other common destinations for UT Arlington grads include close-by Fort Worth, Texas and Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UT Arlington grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (average earnings climb to around $102K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $46K.


Many former UT Arlington students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and close to one-seventh of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Mavericks with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 26 percent more than their former classmates ($83K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of alumni, and most alumni report health coverage. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of University of Texas at Arlington also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Texas Tech University graduates, who earn about $66K on average, make a similar amount to UT Arlington grads. Other schools similar to UT Arlington include the University of North Texas, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Job Listings

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


47 %
53 %
$40,269 - $85,742
$46,118 - $98,016

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1561 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,845 - $95,162
$68,165 - $99,500
$41,879 - $74,273
$52,500 - $109,183
$41,068 - $88,367
$41,173 - $81,720
$36,545 - $75,264
$50,598 - $98,391
$40,345 - $87,249

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