Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Average Salary

Around 15,000 people attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, a institution based in Atlanta, Ga. 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 overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

8th

20 Year Net ROI 

$796,300

Annual ROI 

12.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$86,700

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College Salary Report

22nd

Early Career Salary 

$62,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$112,000

% High Meaning 

44.0%

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Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
51 salaries
$80,036  
   
Mechanical Engineer
50 salaries
$69,253  
Electrical Engineer
33 salaries
$70,757  
Aerospace Engineer
29 salaries
$74,865  
Senior Software Engineer
23 salaries
$109,151  
Software Developer
23 salaries
$67,751  
Project Engineer
22 salaries
$67,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,146
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About This School

225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530

www.admission.gatech.edu/

14,558

State School, Research University, Engineering, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Graduates of Georgia Tech head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Georgia Tech graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. Former Georgia Tech graduates bring in around $78K on average.

Jobs

Georgia Tech grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $111K annually. However, Software Engineers and Aerospace Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $79K and $75K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Software Developers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $67K.

Locations

Over a third of Georgia Tech students choose to remain in Atlanta, Ga. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $72K. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Seattle, Wash., a top-paying city for Georgia Tech grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $100K). Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) from Georgia Tech can rake in a whopping average around $104K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $55K on average per year.

Skills

Former Yellow Jackets with Java abilities can expect to make 11 percent more than their former classmates ($87K). Project Management is a common skill among Georgia Tech alumni — roughly a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Nearly all alums participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of respondents have medical plans, and most alumni have dental insurance. Georgia Institute of Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University pick up average paychecks of about $73K, which is closest to the amount made by Georgia Tech grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Georgia Tech include Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$43,360 - $87,244
Salary
$53,670 - $102,259
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
$59,180 - $106,823
$55,307 - $83,576
$95,801 - $124,102
$77,482 - $82,773
$48,324 - $92,284
$59,971 - $102,320
$57,611 - $111,074
$51,064 - $122,874
$70,072 - $116,066

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