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.

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College ROI Report

8th

20 Year Net ROI 

$833,000

Annual ROI 

12.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,500

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

22nd

Early Career Salary 

$62,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$112,000

% High Meaning 

44 %

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Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
181 salaries
$82,395  
   
Mechanical Engineer
168 salaries
$71,091  
Electrical Engineer
79 salaries
$75,440  
Aerospace Engineer
65 salaries
$76,530  
Project Engineer
63 salaries
$63,077  
Senior Software Engineer
53 salaries
$109,775  
Process Engineer
52 salaries
$76,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,478
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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

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.

Gender

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

Jobs

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.

Locations

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).

Skills

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.

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Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$40,419 - $87,267
Salary
$54,398 - $104,240
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

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

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