Former UVA students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, IT services, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The most popular professional field seems to be the consulting industry. Those with a degree from the UVA make an average of $74K.
Male graduates of UVA out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of approximately $80K versus around $66K for women.
Among UVA graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers, who haul in $81K on average. Next on the list are Information Technology Consultants and Software Developers, bringing in $78K each. Salaries are anything but generous for Mechanical Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $69K.
The most popular destination for former UVA students is Washington, DC. San Francisco, Calif. is another hot spot for UVA grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $99K). UVA grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Charlottesville despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($55K). In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Richmond, Va.
Among the highest-paid UVA alumni are those with a Master of Accounting (MAcc) — they earn close to $112K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $45K per year.
Former Cavaliers with SQL experience garner salaries that are 6 percent more than other grads' salaries. UVA alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one-sixth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. For this school, most respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Virginia alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University pick up average paychecks of approximately $71K, which is closest to the amount made by UVA grads among similar schools. Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Delaware are also similar to UVA.