Clarkson alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the engineering services industry. The average salary for a grad from Clarkson is $75K.
The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Clarkson alumni, making $77K on average every year, though Mechanical Engineers (approximately $73K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Design Engineers who make an average of $61K.
The most popular destination for former Clarkson students is Syracuse, N.Y. In addition, former Clarkson students often head to Rochester, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $89K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Clarkson grads is Dover, Del. (median compensation is about $32K). Other popular cities for Clarkson alumni include nearby Rome, N.Y. and Boston, Mass.
Among the highest-paid Clarkson alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) — they earn close to around $128K on average per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $55K per year.
Engineering Design is a popular skill among Clarkson alumni, with just under one in four workers reporting using it on the job. For Clarkson University grads, proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server warrants a paycheck that is 40 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of graduates have dental insurance. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Clarkson University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and life insurance.
Duquesne University grads bring in salaries of around $70K, making them the most similar to Clarkson alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Clarkson include Clark University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.