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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Louisiana Tech University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Operations Manager
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Project Manager, Engineering
4 salaries
Reliability Engineer
4 salaries
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
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About This School

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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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.


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


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.


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).


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.
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ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University


36 %
64 %
$31,160 - $62,059
$39,478 - $94,978
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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