Average Salary for Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Nestled away in Atlanta, Ga., the student population at Georgia Institute of Technology, a public research school, is roughly 15,000. A true blend of brains and brawn, Georgia Institute of Technology students take coursework seriously though campus life revolves around sports. Students have a knack for math, and it is one of the most popular majors. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Georgia Tech grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Mechanical Engineer
84 salaries
Software Engineer
70 salaries
Electrical Engineer
54 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
33 salaries
Software Developer
30 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
29 salaries
Project Engineer
28 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,629

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About This School

225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530



State School, Research University, Engineering, For Sports Fans

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Georgia Tech alumni can most commonly be found in the software development industry, the consulting industry, and the engineering services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Georgia Tech alumni rake in larger-than-average salaries, and they also score high on the SATs. Those with a degree from Georgia Tech tend to make $79K.


With a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of this school's graduates.


Among Georgia Tech alumni, those working as Senior Software Engineers report the highest median pay of $116K, followed by Software Engineers (around $79K), and Aerospace Engineers ($76K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Mechanical Engineers, making an average of $67K.


Atlanta is a popular place for Georgia Tech students to settle after graduation, and more than a third of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Georgia Tech students living and working in Seattle — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $100K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Georgia Tech alumni is Alpharetta, which offers median salaries of approximately $66K. Graduates also relocate to Houston and New York.


Typical salaries reach $113K at Yahoo! Inc., where former Georgia Tech students can easily make the most money. In contrast, alums who work at the URS Corporation Inc. face the lowest salaries at around $45K on average.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns Georgia Tech students the most money after college ($102K per year). Graduates holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of approximately $56K.


C++ commands a pay premium of 9 percent for former Yellow Jackets. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Georgia Tech alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to a fifth of former students report doing so. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just one in three grads report compensation for sick days and only one in four survey participants get vacation time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the vast majority of alums contribute to a 401(k). Almost all former students receive health insurance, and a strong majority of alumni get dental coverage. Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduates, who earn about $66K on average, make a similar amount to Georgia Tech grads. Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are also similar to Georgia Tech.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1870 2160
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology


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$42,167 - $88,613
$51,377 - $102,101
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 471 votes.
$60,402 - $98,264
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$62,665 - $85,240
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$56,673 - $100,552
$58,098 - $111,929
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