Average Salary for Louisiana Tech University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Louisiana Tech University is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Ruston, La. This small-town school is a magnet for sports enthusiasts, though many students relocate to larger cities — Shreveport, La., Houston, Texas, and Dallas, Texas are among the top picks — after graduation. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Overall College ROI Rank

200
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

47
out of 408
 

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.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$78,000  
   
Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
$98,477  
Reliability Engineer
4 salaries
$69,050  
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$41,000  
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$67,000  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
$92,092  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
$73,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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About This School

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272

www.latech.edu/admissions/

9,245

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

49 %

23 %

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32 %


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Industry

Former La Tech students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the architectural services industry, and clinical care. The most popular field is the engineering services industry. Graduates of La Tech earn $61K on average.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $67K per year compared to females' approximately $49K.

Jobs

Among La Tech graduates, the biggest earners are Engineering Project Managers, who haul in about $98K on average. Next on the list are Operations Managers and Electrical Engineers, bringing in $78K and $70K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Intern Architects — they bring in $43K.

Locations

Home to a large number of La Tech alums, Shreveport, La. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is no surprise that Houston, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $80K), is another of the most popular spots for former La Tech students. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with La Tech alumni is Lafayette, La., which offers a median salary of approximately $46K. Nearby Monroe, La. is also a top pick for La Tech grads, as is Baton Rouge, La.

Degree Major

La Tech students with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) can expect to make the most money ($124K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate's Degree (about $42K on average annually).

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 Operations Management can expect to make 48 percent more than other alumni ($91K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Although half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A large number of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A large number of former students receive health insurance, and a fair number of former students get dental coverage. Louisiana Tech University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Texas at El Paso grads (who make an average of $62K) earn salaries most similar to La Tech alumni. 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

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
940 1190
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %
Salary
$31,160 - $62,059
Salary
$39,478 - $94,978
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
$60,000
KBR
$75,524
$30,483 - $69,399
$46,187 - $100,000
$38,116 - $101,500
$29,799 - $64,446
$40,851 - $100,378

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