Case Western Reserve University Alumni Average Salary

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

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Case Western Reserve University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
37 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
26 salaries
Software Developer
22 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
14 salaries
Social Worker
13 salaries
Executive Director
12 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,072
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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 research and development industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the software development industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is higher education. Those with a degree from Case Western make an average of $71K.


In the Case Western alumni community, men make a median salary of around $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $64K.


Among Case Western graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in $114K on average. Next on the list are Software Developers and Manufacturing Engineers, bringing in approximately $90K and $73K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Social Workers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $43K.


Cleveland is a popular place for Case Western students to settle after graduation, and just under a third of grads find steadfast employment in the city. In addition, former Case Western students often head to Cambridge, Mass. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $118K in this top-paying city. Columbus, Ohio is a popular spot for former Case Western students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $59K. Portland, Ore. and Akron, Ohio also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns Case Western students the most money after college (an average $200K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Arts (MA), Art History — their annual income amounts to around $14K on average.


Project Management is a common skill among Case Western alumni — one in seven grads mention using it at work. C++ commands a pay premium of 53 percent for Case Western Reserve University grads. In addition, those who are savvy in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of survey participants, and most survey participants report health coverage. Case Western Reserve University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Northwestern University grads bring in salaries of around about $71K, 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.

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Key Stats for Case Western Reserve University


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