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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Software Engineer
47 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
44 salaries
Electrical Engineer
33 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
25 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
24 salaries
Project Engineer
23 salaries
Software Developer
20 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,079
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225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530


State School, Research University, Engineering, For Sports Fans

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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.


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.


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.


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


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
$59,180 - $106,823
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$77,482 - $82,773
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$57,611 - $111,074
$51,064 - $122,874
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