Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Average Salary

The Georgia Institute of Technology, a school in Atlanta, Ga., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Yellow Jackets!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Georgia Tech grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
210 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
170 salaries
Electrical Engineer
81 salaries
Project Engineer
67 salaries
Software Developer
63 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
60 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
55 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,643

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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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Graduates of Georgia Tech work in a variety of sectors including the aerospace and defense industry, the financial services industry, and the engineering services industry. The majority of Georgia Tech alumni wind up in the software development industry. Consistent with the high SAT scores reported by Georgia Tech alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. Those with a degree from Georgia Tech make an average of $83K.


The most generous salaries among Georgia Tech alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $93K, followed by Software Developers (around $92K) and Construction Project Managers (approximately $88K). On the lower end, Software Engineers report making $70K.


Graduates of Georgia Tech seem to enjoy living in Atlanta, and more than a third of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. The top-paying city popular with Georgia Tech alumni is Alpharetta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $107K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Georgia Tech alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of about $58K. Other popular cities include Houston, Texas and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) will compensate Georgia Tech grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $140K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $58K per year.


Former Yellow Jackets who have experience with Java can expect to make 12 percent more than other alumni (around $93K on average). Georgia Tech grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. For this school, the vast majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and most alums pick up dental plans, too. Almost all alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Georgia Institute of Technology grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pick up average paychecks of $73K, which is closest to the amount made by Georgia Tech grads among similar schools. Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are also similar to Georgia Tech.

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Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology


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$41,805 - $94,497
$54,858 - $107,445

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$48,576 - $98,437
$72,606 - $142,000

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