Average Salary for Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Case Western Reserve University, a school in Cleveland, Ohio, has roughly 5,000 undergrads. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Case Western Reserve University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Biomedical Engineer
4 salaries
Software Developer
4 salaries
Application Developer
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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 go into the medical device manufacturing industry, the health care services industry, and clinical care, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Case Western is about $71K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $79K, but the median for the latter is only $63K.


Among Case Western graduates, the biggest earners are Software Developers, who haul in $100K on average. Next on the list are Senior Software Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers, bringing in approximately $98K and $72K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Application Developers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $46K.


For reasons other than money, Case Western grads are most commonly found still living in Cleveland, Ohio, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $62K). Case Western grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Minneapolis, Minn. — pay averages to $110K. Nearby Columbus, Ohio is also a top pick for Case Western grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns Case Western students the most money after college (an average $176K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $46K per year.


Project Management is a common skill among Case Western alumni — one-sixth of grads mention using it at work. Case Western Reserve University grads with C++ abilities can expect to make 43 percent more than their former classmates (about $102K). Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though nearly a half of former students get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. Most graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of former students report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to Case Western Reserve University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Northwestern University grads (who make an average of $74K) earn salaries most similar to Case Western alumni. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Rochester are also similar to Case Western.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Case Western Reserve University


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
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