Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Average Salary

The Georgia Institute of Technology, a school in Atlanta, Ga., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. Although sports play a large role on campus, Georgia Institute of Technology students are known to enjoy crunching numbers as well. Many major in math (it is one of the most prevalent degrees among alumni), and students score well on standardized tests. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Read More

College ROI Report


20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 


Total 4 Year Cost 


Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report


Early Career Salary 


Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

44 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
199 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
172 salaries
Electrical Engineer
85 salaries
Project Engineer
66 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
61 salaries
Software Developer
58 salaries
Process Engineer
54 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,656
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This School

225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530


State School, Research University, Engineering, For Sports Fans

82 %

71 %

59 %

14 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Former Georgia Tech students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry. Among Georgia Tech grads, the aerospace and defense industry is a commonly chosen career field. Georgia Tech graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. The average salary for a grad from Georgia Tech is approximately $80K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $66K whereas the men's median is $80K.


The most generous salaries among Georgia Tech alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $105K, followed by Software Engineers (around $80K) and Electrical Engineers ($79K). Project Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $64K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $72K), over a third of Georgia Tech students still call Atlanta, Ga. their home after graduation. On the other hand, Georgia Tech alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of around $115K. New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Georgia Tech students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to make the most money ($112K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE) ($61K on average annually).


Linux commands a pay premium of 21 percent for former Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, almost all grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a large number of respondents pick up dental plans, too. Almost all alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, 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 approximately $73K on average. Other schools similar to Georgia Tech include Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Georgia Institute of Technology Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology


21 %
79 %
$40,419 - $87,267
$54,398 - $104,240
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 68 votes.
$56,534 - $92,368
$82,345 - $92,836
$94,716 - $123,101
$64,750 - $109,315
$55,500 - $85,240
$46,820 - $92,212
$63,635 - $105,883
$42,609 - $108,479
$66,977 - $119,184

More Charts for Georgia Institute of Technology

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.