Average Salary for Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Around 5,000 people attend Case Western Reserve University, a institution based in Cleveland, Ohio. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Software Engineer
5 salaries
Software Developer
5 salaries
Process Engineer
4 salaries
Social Worker
4 salaries
Project Engineer
4 salaries
Biomedical Engineer
4 salaries
Mental Health Therapist
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253

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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the medical device manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry. The majority of Case Western alumni wind up in the health care industry. Starting salaries of $72K are the median among Case Western grads.


In the Case Western alumni community, men make a median salary of $80K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $64K.


The Case Western alumni who make the most are Software Developers; they report a median pay of $100K. Financial Analysts and Software Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $72K and about $70K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Social Workers, who report earnings of around $40K.


Many Case Western alumni remain in Cleveland after graduation; approximately one in three grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Case Western alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Denver, Colo., which offers a median salary of approximately $96K. On the other end, Case Western grads flock to Columbus, Ohio, which actually offers the weakest median salary of $61K. Nearby Akron, Ohio and New York, N.Y. also rank high on the list of cities for Case Western grads.

Degree Major

A medical degree leads to the highest pay for Case Western grads (around $175K on average per year). A master's in social work is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $47K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Case Western alumni, with close to a sixth of workers reporting using it on the job. Case Western Reserve University grads who have experience with C++ can expect to make 39 percent more than other alumni ($100K on average). Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; a little less than half of the former students get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. Most respondents have medical plans, and a fair number of graduates have dental insurance. Most graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Case Western Reserve University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Northwestern University grads bring in salaries of around about $75K, making them the most similar to Case Western alumni in terms of earnings. 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


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