Average Salary for Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

The Georgia Institute of Technology, a school in Atlanta, Ga., has roughly 15,000 undergrads. In addition to being a sports-centric university, the Georgia Institute of Technology boasts above-average test scores, and math is the most common degree earned by alumni of this school. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Mechanical Engineer
66 salaries
Software Engineer
55 salaries
Electrical Engineer
38 salaries
Aerospace Engineer
32 salaries
Software Developer
26 salaries
Project Engineer
24 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
24 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,316
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225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530



State School, Research University, Engineering, For Sports Fans

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The software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry are just a few of the areas in which Georgia Tech grads find work. Among Georgia Tech grads, the aerospace and defense industry is a commonly chosen career field. Pulling in paychecks on the larger end are Georgia Tech grads, which is not shocking considering the high SAT scores reported by this demographic. Median pay for those who graduated from Georgia Tech amounts to about $79K.


The Georgia Tech alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $116K. Software Engineers and Aerospace Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $77K and approximately $75K, respectively. Software Developers pick up $67K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Georgia Tech alumni (over a third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Atlanta. Seattle, Wash. is another hot spot for Georgia Tech grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $103K). On the far end of the pay scale, Georgia Tech alumni often reside in Alpharetta, Ga., which is home to the lowest pay at around $66K. Houston, Texas is also a top pick, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Former Yellow Jackets who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and earn a median salary of $102K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Architecture (MArch) — their annual income amounts to around $55K on average.


For former Yellow Jackets, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 11 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many Georgia Tech grads have knowledge of Project Management, with approximately one in five alumni using this program on the clock. Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills 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. It is no small feat that almost all alums are given health coverage, and most graduates accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, nearly all alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, 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 about $72K 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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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Georgia Institute of Technology


21 %
79 %
$43,486 - $87,309
$53,146 - $102,767
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1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 245 votes.
$59,180 - $106,823
$95,801 - $124,102
$55,307 - $83,576
$61,000 - $89,500
$48,220 - $92,049
$61,110 - $103,709
$58,389 - $113,068
$47,962 - $88,920
$53,000 - $124,186

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