Harvey Mudd College Alumni Average Salary

Around 1,000 people attend Harvey Mudd College, a institution based in Claremont, Calif. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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College ROI Report

2nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$962,000

Annual ROI 

8.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$260,000

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College Salary Report

3rd

Early Career Salary 

$78,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$131,000

% High Meaning 

68 %

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Harvey Mudd College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Software Engineer
18 salaries
$106,180  
   
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$72,617  
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
$133,000  
Proposal Manager
3 salaries
$59,568  
Aerospace Engineer
3 salaries
$75,676  
Software Developer
3 salaries
$85,000  
Principal Software Engineer
3 salaries
$158,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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About This School

301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

www.hmc.edu/admission.html

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Private School, Engineering, Liberal Arts

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Industry

In line with impressive SAT scores and graduation rates, Harvey Mudd grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Harvey Mudd graduates see an average starting salary of $100K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns Harvey Mudd students the most money after college (an average about $117K per year). A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $80K.

Skills

Harvey Mudd alumni are often well versed in C++ Programming Language, with over a third of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Harvey Mudd College grads with C++ Programming Language abilities can expect to make 20 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $120K).

Benefits and Perks

Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to roughly half of the respondents. For this school, a strong majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and just over a third of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Harvey Mudd College alumni include a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Harvey Mudd grads enjoy average salaries on the higher end compared to alumni salaries of comparable schools; in fact, median pay is the highest among former Harvey Mudd students, though earnings are not far from the average salary of Occidental College graduates ($81K). Other schools similar to Harvey Mudd include Scripps College, Pitzer College, and Claremont McKenna College.

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Key Stats for Harvey Mudd College

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %
Salary
Data Not Available
Salary
$66,328 - $122,084
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
38%

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