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 rundown were provided by Georgia Tech alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
60 salaries
Software Engineer
51 salaries
Electrical Engineer
35 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
29 salaries
Project Engineer
23 salaries
Software Developer
23 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
22 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry. The aerospace and defense industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Consistent with the high SAT scores and graduation rates reported by Georgia Tech alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. The average salary for a grad from Georgia Tech is $79K.


In the Georgia Tech alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($115K), though Software Engineers (about $78K), and Aerospace Engineers ($76K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Mechanical Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $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, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $102K. On the other hand, Georgia Tech alumni who end up in Alpharetta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of around $67K. Other popular cities include Houston, Texas and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Georgia Tech students with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($103K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $55K.


For former Yellow Jackets, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 12 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Georgia Tech alumni, with nearly one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. Nearly all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to nearly all graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a large number of graduates as well. Georgia Institute of Technology graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University grads bring in salaries of around $72K, making them the most similar to Georgia Tech alumni in terms of earnings. Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are also similar to Georgia Tech.

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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


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