Harvey Mudd College Alumni Average Salary

Around 1,000 people attend Harvey Mudd College, a institution based in Claremont, Calif. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Harvey Mudd grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1st

20 Year Net ROI 

$985,300

Annual ROI 

8.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$237,700

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College Salary Report

2nd

Early Career Salary 

$78,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$133,000

% High Meaning 

63.0%

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Harvey Mudd College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$84,000  
   
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$102,000  
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
$72,414  
Product Manager, Software
2 salaries
$80,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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About This School

301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

www.hmc.edu/admission.html

807

Private School, Engineering, Liberal Arts

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Industry

Former Harvey Mudd students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry, the aerospace engineering industry, and the biotechnology research and development industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the aerospace and defense industry. Less than five percent of Harvey Mudd grads move into the network and communications services industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Students of Harvey Mudd go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the high graduation rates and above-average SAT scores reported by this group. Harvey Mudd graduates see an average starting salary of $88K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $71K whereas the men's median is $93K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Harvey Mudd alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of around $102K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Project Engineers (approximately $84K) and Mechanical Engineers ($80K). On the lower end, Electrical Engineers report making $72K.

Locations

Many Harvey Mudd grads flock to San Diego, Calif. The top-paying city popular with Harvey Mudd alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of $98K. On the far end of the pay scale, Harvey Mudd alumni often reside in Long Beach, Calif., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $68K. Alumni express interest in Seattle, Wash. and Irvine, Calif. as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Harvey Mudd grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $156K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $62K per year.

Skills

Harvey Mudd alumni are often well versed in Engineering Design, with roughly a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For Harvey Mudd College grads, proficiency in Java warrants a paycheck that is 21 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, C++, and Matlab are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. For this school, the vast majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and most respondents pick up dental plans, too. To plan for old age, the vast majority of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Alumni of Harvey Mudd College also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Scripps College, Pitzer College, and Claremont McKenna College are also similar to Harvey Mudd. Graduates of Harvey Mudd report the largest average salaries relative to comparable schools; however, Pomona College alumni, who make an average of $65K, do not sit too far below Harvey Mudd on the pay scale.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 2070 2320
ACT Scores 32 35

Key Stats for Harvey Mudd College

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %
Salary
$41,500 - $82,231
Salary
$61,534 - $114,258
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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