Average Salary for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni

Attending the Illinois Institute of Technology, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Chicago, Ill., and it is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

63
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

35
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering

23
out of 34

Typical Early Career Salary

$58,300
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Software Engineer
20 salaries
$74,565  
   
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$71,324  
Senior Software Engineer
13 salaries
$99,117  
Intern Architect
12 salaries
$40,473  
Design Architect
11 salaries
$60,000  
Project Engineer
9 salaries
$64,250  
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$69,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409

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About This School

3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616

Illinois Institute of Technology

iit.edu/undergrad_admission/

2,926

Private School, Research University, Engineering

63 %

69 %

74 %

34 %


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Industry

Professionally, the construction industry, the engineering services industry, and the architectural and engineering services industry are popular business areas among IIT alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the architectural services industry. Pulling in paychecks on the larger end are IIT grads, which is not shocking considering the high SAT scores reported by this demographic. Those with an education from IIT earn an average of $77K.

Gender

Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among IIT alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to about $99K, followed by Software Engineers ($74K) and Mechanical Engineers (around $71K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Intern Architects — they bring in $40K.

Locations

IIT alumni like Chicago so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with about one-half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. IIT alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $112K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with IIT alumni is Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of approximately $65K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

IIT students with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) can expect to make the most money ($144K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $42K per year.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among IIT alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a fifth of former students report doing so. Illinois Institute of Technology grads with C# abilities can expect to make 10 percent more than their former classmates (around $85K). Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Java rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a fair number of survey participants, and a large number of alums report health coverage. Alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Clarkson University pick up average paychecks of $72K, which is closest to the amount made by IIT grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to IIT include the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, and Drexel University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1680 2020
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$41,135 - $83,074
Salary
$49,553 - $101,233
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
$41,122 - $91,218
$48,656 - $122,280
$48,656 - $144,520
$76,302 - $159,187
$40,492 - $77,946

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