Lehigh University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Mountain Hawks!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Mechanical Engineer
35 salaries
Software Engineer
20 salaries
Electrical Engineer
16 salaries
Process Engineer
16 salaries
Project Engineer
13 salaries
Structural Engineer
13 salaries
Software Developer
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 903

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About This School

27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015



Private School, Research University, Party School, For Sports Fans

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The aerospace and defense industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Lehigh grads find work. The engineering services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Pulling in paychecks on the larger end are Lehigh grads, which is not shocking considering the high SAT scores reported by this demographic. Median pay for those who graduated from Lehigh amounts to approximately $78K.


The most generous salaries among Lehigh alumni are reportedly earned by Marketing VPs, whose median earnings come to $130K, followed by Engineering Project Managers ($106K) and Senior Mechanical Engineers (about $86K). Mechanical Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $74K.


Many Lehigh grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. With a median salary of $86K, Allentown, Pa. represents the highest-paid city popular among Lehigh grads. Lehigh grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Bethlehem despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($50K). Other popular cities for Lehigh alumni include nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. and Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration will compensate Lehigh grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $114K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Doctorate (PhD) — their annual income amounts to $50K on average.


Former Mountain Hawks with Microsoft Project experience garner salaries that are 12 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Lehigh alumni, with just under one in three grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although the larger part of respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. Nearly all alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most graduates receive dental plans, too. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Lehigh University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Saint Louis University grads is approximately $78K, making their salaries most similar to those of Lehigh grads. Other schools similar to Lehigh include Teachers College at Columbia University, Fordham University, and Catholic University of America.

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