Average Salary for Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a university based in Atlanta, Ga. that is home to around 15,000 undergraduates. Most often remembered as a die-hard sports school first, Georgia Institute of Technology students study hard as they cheer on the Yellow Jackets. Math is one of the most popular majors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and students boast SAT and ACT test scores that are well above the national average. 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

National Salary Data (?
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
78 salaries
Software Engineer
65 salaries
Electrical Engineer
40 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
32 salaries
Software Developer
29 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
28 salaries
Project Engineer
26 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,499

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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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Former Georgia Tech students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the consulting industry, and the engineering services industry. The aerospace and defense industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. In line with impressive SAT scores, Georgia Tech grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Those with a degree from Georgia Tech make an average of around $79K.


Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Georgia Tech alumni, making $116K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($77K), and Aerospace Engineers (about $76K) are not far behind. Salaries are anything but generous for Mechanical Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $67K.


Many Georgia Tech alumni remain in Atlanta after graduation; more than a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for Georgia Tech grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $103K. On the other hand, Georgia Tech alumni who end up in Alpharetta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $66K. Houston, Texas and New York, N.Y. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for Georgia Tech grads ($104K on average per year). A Master of Architecture (MArch) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $54K).


Former Yellow Jackets who have experience with C++ can expect to make 10 percent more than other alumni (around $86K on average). Many Georgia Tech grads have knowledge of Project Management, with between a fifth and a fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. To plan for old age, nearly all alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that almost all alumni are given health coverage, and a large number of grads accept dental insurance. Georgia Institute of Technology alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University grads report the most similar salaries to Georgia Tech alums, earning $71K on average. 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


21 %
79 %
$43,249 - $87,408
$51,653 - $102,882
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 291 votes.
$59,180 - $106,823
$48,121 - $86,325
$62,665 - $85,240
$78,055 - $84,507
$47,200 - $91,131
$58,175 - $102,977
$56,236 - $109,006
$54,296 - $123,536
$47,962 - $88,920

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