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Average Salary for Louisiana Tech University Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than Louisiana Tech University, a public research university based in Ruston, La., that is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by ROI. Though this small-town school draws in quite a few sports fans, the majority of students find work in neighboring cities like Shreveport, Houston, and Baton Rouge after graduating. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

116
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

39
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

59
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$49,200
Louisiana Tech University 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$70,242  
   
Intern Architect
6 salaries
$40,675  
Project Manager, Engineering
5 salaries
$96,570  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
$42,000  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
$98,000  
Operations Manager
5 salaries
$108,000  
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$69,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
United States (change)

About This School

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272

www.latech.edu/admissions/

8,958

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

47 %

23 %

49 %

24 %


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Industry

Graduates of La Tech work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the architectural services industry. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Graduates of La Tech typically earn $60K.

Gender

Male graduates of La Tech out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $70K versus $48K for women.

Jobs

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 around $97K and approximately $95K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Intern Architects, who report earnings of about $39K.

Locations

Many La Tech grads flock to Shreveport. With a median salary of around $82K, Houston represents the highest-paid city popular among La Tech grads. Louisiana Tech University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Ruston despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($41K). Other common destinations for La Tech grads include close-by Monroe and Baton Rouge.

Degree Major

La Tech grads who hold a Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning about $110K per year. Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among La Tech alumni, with about one in six workers reporting using it on the job. Former Bulldogs who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 48 percent more than other alumni (approximately $89K on average). Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. The greater part of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The greater part of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of alums receive dental plans, too. Alumni of Louisiana Tech University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette grads bring in salaries of around $60K, making them the most similar to La Tech alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to La Tech include Jackson State University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of South Alabama.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
950 1220
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %
Salary
$31,006 - $61,590
Salary
$38,997 - $98,027
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
$60,000
KBR
$74,594
$60,860
$30,161 - $66,625
$48,487 - $110,649
$38,798 - $96,727
$30,134 - $66,964
$39,305 - $84,000

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