Average Salary for Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Case Western Reserve University, a private research university based in Cleveland, Ohio, that is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. Private education at this university is geared towards the engineering student. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering

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Typical Early Career Salary

Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Developer
5 salaries
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Social Worker
5 salaries
Process Engineer
4 salaries
Biomedical Engineer
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Design Engineer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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About This School

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve



Private School, Research University

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Graduates of Case Western work in a variety of sectors including the medical device manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the education industry. A large chunk of former Case Western students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of Case Western is about $71K.


In the Case Western alumni community, men make a median salary of $82K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $62K.


Dentists win the contest for best-paid Case Western alumni, typically making $185K every year, though Software Developers (approximately $100K), and Software Engineers ($71K) are not far behind. Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $40K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at around $62K), roughly a third of Case Western students still call Cleveland their home after graduation. For those seeking more money, Pittsburgh is a popular destination for former Case Western students; median pay is $99K. Neighboring Akron is another common pick among Case Western grads, along with New York.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Case Western grads (approximately $175K per year). A master's in social work offers the lowest annual financial reward ($45K).


Around one in seven Case Western grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. C++ commands a pay premium of 32 percent for Case Western Reserve University grads. Proficiency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. For this school, a solid majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and most graduates pick up dental plans, too. The greater part of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Case Western Reserve University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Northwestern University graduates, who earn about $72K on average, make a similar amount to Case Western grads. Other schools similar to Case Western include Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Rochester.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1890 2190
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Case Western Reserve University


45 %
55 %
$38,569 - $86,784
$51,247 - $110,636
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
$43,631 - $86,180
$60,882 - $120,576
$60,591 - $213,647
$36,933 - $81,043
$41,873 - $100,229
$50,266 - $88,250
$62,259 - $105,754
$56,000 - $93,750

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