Average Salary for Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Campus Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Colorado Technical University, a institution based in Colorado Springs, Colo. The data for this synopsis comes from former Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$45,900
Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Tax Manager
2 salaries
$62,400  
   
Project Manager, Engineering
2 salaries
$88,989  
System Administrator, Computer / Network
2 salaries
$60,500  
Technical Project Manager
2 salaries
$93,500  
Operations Supervisor
2 salaries
$63,500  
Network Engineer
2 salaries
$109,085  
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$88,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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About This School

4435 N Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812

1,216

Private School, For Profit

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Industry

Graduates of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, clinical care, and the government industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the aerospace and defense industry. Less than five percent of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grads move into the department of defense (dod) freight industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. The average salary for a grad from Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is $69K.

Gender

Male graduates of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of approximately $78K versus $51K for women.

Jobs

Former Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs students with an interest in making money consider becoming Network Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $109K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Technical Project Managers ($94K) and Engineering Project Managers (around $89K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Network System Administrators; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $61K.

Locations

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs students enjoy their time in Colorado Springs, and more than a third of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grads is Albuquerque, N.M.; given its high compensation (approximately $87K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs alumni in Pueblo, Colo. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $49K. Neighboring Denver, Colo. is another common pick among Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Information Technology (IT) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $115K per year. Graduates holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $45K.

Skills

Knowledge of C# seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 31 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($91K). Close to one-sixth of Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Colorado Technical University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Western International University grads report the most similar salaries to Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs alums, earning $65K on average. The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Northcentral University, and Maryville University of Saint Louis are also similar to Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs.

Key Stats for Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Campus

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Salary
$24,902 - $77,687
Salary
$46,002 - $90,538
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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