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Average Salary for Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Case Western Reserve University, a private research university based in Cleveland, Ohio, is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by ROI. Students at this private university often excel at engineering. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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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 Engineer
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Software Developer
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Social Worker
5 salaries
Design Engineer
5 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
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Process Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Case Western Reserve University Details

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve


Private Schools, Research Universities, Engineering

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Case Western alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the medical device manufacturing industry, the education industry, and clinical care. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Case Western amounts to $70K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $81K, but the median for the latter is only about $61K.


The most generous salaries among Case Western alumni are reportedly earned by Software Developers, whose earnings come to $95K, followed by Software Engineers ($71K) and Manufacturing Engineers (around $69K). Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $43K.


When it comes to compensation, Cleveland brings up the rear (median pay is $62K); however, over a third of Case Western alumni still choose not to leave this city. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Case Western alumni is Denver, which offers median salaries of approximately $100K. Other cities of interest among Case Western alumni include nearby Akron and New York.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Case Western grads with a medical degree (earnings climb to around $173K per year). A master's in social work offers the lowest annual financial reward ($45K).


Project Management is a common skill among Case Western alumni — around one in seven grads mention using it at work. Case Western Reserve University grads with Product Development abilities can expect to make 21 percent more than their former classmates ($85K). Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A solid majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For this school, a solid majority of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Case Western Reserve University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Northwestern University pick up average paychecks of about $73K, which is closest to the amount made by Case Western grads among similar schools. 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 1860 2180
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats

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$38,386 - $84,809
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Rated 5 out of 5
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