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Average Salary for Louisiana Tech University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Louisiana Tech University, a public research university based in Ruston, La., is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by ROI. The figures in this overview come from the responses of La Tech grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
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Typical Early Career Salary
Louisiana Tech University Alumni
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Electrical Engineer
7 salaries
Intern Architect
6 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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Louisiana Tech University Details


305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272

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State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

47 %


23 %

% Stay In State:

49 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

24 %
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Professionally, the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and IT services are popular business areas among La Tech alumni. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. La Tech graduates see an estimated starting salary of $60K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn about $70K per year compared to females' around $49K.


Among La Tech graduates, the biggest earners are Operations Managers, who haul in $108K on average. Next on the list are Engineering Project Managers and Senior Mechanical Engineers, bringing in $97K and $95K, respectively. On the lower end, Intern Architects report making approximately $39K.


Shreveport is filled with La Tech grads. It is no surprise that Houston, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $82K), is another of the most popular spots for former La Tech students. Many former Bulldogs can't resist staying in Ruston after graduating despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($41K). Close-by Monroe and Baton Rouge are also desirable cities among La Tech alumni.

Degree Major

A Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Chemical Engineering leads to the highest pay for La Tech grads (about $123K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Psychology (around $40K annually).


One in six grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Bulldogs with Engineering Design experience garner salaries that are 46 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. A strong majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of alums, and dental insurance is issued to most alumni as well. Additional benefits handed to Louisiana Tech University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of New Orleans grads is $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of La Tech grads. Jackson State University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are also similar to La Tech.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 950 1220
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats



35 %

female alumni


65 %

male alumni
$31,006 - $62,364
$39,073 - $97,577

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

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