The software development industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. It is typical for Case Western grads — a group that usually scores high on the SATs — to earn above-average incomes as well. The average starting salary for a graduate of Case Western is about $77K.
Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $82K per year, but the second group takes home only $57K.
Software Development Managers win the contest for best-paid Case Western alumni, making $130K on average every year, though Senior Software Engineers ($101K), and Software Developers ($97K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Mechanical Engineers report making around $57K.
Graduates of Case Western seem to enjoy living in Cleveland, and about two-fifths of grads wind up living and working there after graduation.
With a median annual earnings of approximately $120K per year, Case Western Reserve University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Arts (MA), Art History (around $14K on average annually).
Proficiency in Engineering Design is common among Case Western alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in six former students report doing so. Knowledge of Risk Management / Risk Control seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 156 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $197K). Other prime know-hows include C++ Programming Language, SQL, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most alums, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Case Western Reserve University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).
Compensation averages $78K for University of Rochester alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Case Western grads. Other schools similar to Case Western include Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and Cornell University.