Average Salary for Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Case Western Reserve University, a school in Cleveland, Ohio, has roughly 5,000 undergrads. This report is based on the responses of Case Western graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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About This School

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve



Private School, Research University

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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, clinical care, and the health care services industry. Among Case Western grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Case Western amounts to $71K.


Male graduates of Case Western out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of about $79K versus $63K for women.


The most generous salaries among Case Western alumni are reportedly earned by Dentists, whose median earnings come to around $180K, followed by Software Developers ($100K) and Software Engineers ($70K). Social Workers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of approximately $38K in this job.


Many Case Western alumni seem to stick around Cleveland after wrapping up their studies; close to one-third of grads remain to find permanent work. Minneapolis, Minn. is another hot spot for Case Western grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $110K). Case Western alumni in Columbus, Ohio can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $59K. Neighboring Akron, Ohio is another common pick among Case Western grads, along with New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Case Western grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $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 about $46K per year.


Case Western Reserve University grads with C++ abilities can expect to make 32 percent more than their former classmates ($94K). Many Case Western grads have knowledge of Project Management, with around a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the alumni report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. Most graduates receive health insurance, and a fair number of former students get dental coverage. A large number of former students report contributing to a 401(k). Graduates of Case Western Reserve University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Northwestern University grads bring in salaries of around around $74K, making them the most similar to Case Western alumni in terms of earnings. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Rochester are also similar to Case Western.

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