Lehigh University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Mountain Hawks!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. The data for this synopsis comes from former Lehigh students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

52nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$593,800

Annual ROI 

6.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$219,200

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College Salary Report

35th

Early Career Salary 

$60,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$108,000

% High Meaning 

43.0%

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Lehigh University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
$73,500  
   
Software Developer
5 salaries
$61,338  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$96,718  
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$66,500  
Senior Technical Consultant
4 salaries
$96,900  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$92,000  
Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
$77,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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About This School

27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

www.lehigh.edu/admissions

4,931

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

86 %

37 %

30 %

17 %


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Industry

Professionally, the financial services industry, the education industry, and the pharmaceutical research and development industry are popular business areas among Lehigh alumni. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. True to type, Lehigh alumni go from receiving above-average SAT scores to landing well-paid positions in the workforce. Following graduation, Lehigh students earn an average of $79K.

Jobs

Among Lehigh alumni, those working as Senior Technical Consultants report the highest median pay of about $97K, followed by Finance Managers ($83K), and Engineering Project Managers ($77K). Salaries are anything but generous for Civil Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $60K.

Locations

New York, N.Y. is filled with Lehigh grads. It is no surprise that Chicago, Ill., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $111K), is another of the most popular spots for former Lehigh students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Lehigh alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $62K. Nearby Philadelphia, Pa. is also a top pick for Lehigh grads, as is Allentown, Pa.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $180K per year, former Mountain Hawks who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a B.A. in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $45K on average per year.

Skills

Former Mountain Hawks with People Management experience garner salaries that are 10 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Lehigh students are familiar with Project Management, and roughly a fourth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the alums do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. A large number of former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Graduates of Lehigh University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Southern Methodist University grads (who make an average of $74K) earn salaries most similar to Lehigh alumni. Teachers College at Columbia University, Fordham University, and Catholic University of America are also similar to Lehigh.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1220 1410
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats for Lehigh University

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %
Salary
$39,637 - $93,986
Salary
$46,343 - $105,279
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
$42,358 - $111,367
$35,176 - $92,264
$40,268 - $131,150
$40,547 - $99,526

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