Case Western Reserve University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Software Engineer
33 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
25 salaries
Software Developer
20 salaries
Social Worker
15 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
14 salaries
Financial Analyst
13 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,085

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About This School

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve


Private School, Research University

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Former Case Western students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the medical device research and development industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in higher education. Very few Case Western grads go into the medical device manufacturing industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. It is quite common for Case Western grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Starting salaries of approximately $80K are the median among Case Western grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $57K on average compared to around $83K for male graduates.


Software Development Managers win the contest for best-paid Case Western alumni, making $130K on average every year, though Senior Software Engineers (about $101K), and Software Developers ($97K) are not far behind. Mechanical Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $57K in this job.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Case Western alumni (more than two-fifths of) end up finding permanent jobs in Cleveland. Case Western alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Jose, Calif., which offers a median salary of $89K. On the far end of the pay scale, Case Western alumni often reside in Columbus, Ohio, which is home to the lowest pay at $56K. Nearby Akron, Ohio and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Case Western grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Doctorate (PhD) from Case Western can rake in a whopping average around $105K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Arts (MA), Art History ($14K on average annually).


Case Western grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and approximately one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Case Western Reserve University grads with Risk Management / Risk Control abilities can expect to make 146 percent more than their former classmates (about $197K). Proficiency in SQL, Engineering Design, and C++ Programming Language command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of graduates, and a strong majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Case Western Reserve University alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Johns Hopkins University graduates, who earn $82K on average, make a similar amount to Case Western grads. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Rochester are also similar to Case Western.

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