Louisiana Tech University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment, Louisiana Tech University is a university based in Ruston, La., and it's home to around 9,000 undergraduates. Nestled in a small community, this school is a hub for sports enthusiasts, many of whom relocate to nearby cities after graduation (Shreveport, La., Houston, Texas, and Dallas, Texas are some popular choices). Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

200th

20 Year Net ROI 

$406,000

Annual ROI 

8.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$103,500

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College Salary Report

211th

Early Career Salary 

$47,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$86,200

% High Meaning 

61.0%

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Louisiana Tech University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Reliability Engineer
4 salaries
$69,050  
   
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$78,000  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
3 salaries
$73,000  
Design Architect
3 salaries
$42,435  
Systems Administrator
3 salaries
$65,848  
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$67,000  
Licensed Professional Counselor
3 salaries
$46,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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 %

51 %

32 %


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Industry

Graduates of La Tech go into the health care industry, the architectural services industry, and clinical care, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former La Tech students are employed in the engineering services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from La Tech make an average of approximately $62K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $67K per year, but the second group takes home only around $49K.

Jobs

The La Tech alumni who make the most are Engineering Project Managers; they report a median pay of about $98K. Senior Mechanical Engineers and Operations Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $92K and $78K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Graphic Designers — they bring in $41K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former La Tech students is Shreveport, La. La Tech alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $81K. On the other hand, La Tech alumni who end up in Bossier City, La. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $37K. Nearby Monroe, La. and Baton Rouge, La. also rank high on the list of cities for La Tech grads.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for La Tech grads with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) (average earnings climb to around $124K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($40K).

Skills

Many former La Tech students are familiar with Project Management, and one-sixth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Bulldogs with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 68 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, one-third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of respondents report dental coverage, too. Louisiana Tech University alumni are also on the receiving end of 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
37 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$31,078 - $62,427
Salary
$39,933 - $94,560
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
$31,172 - $66,628
$45,302 - $98,575
$38,116 - $101,500
$40,851 - $100,378
$29,799 - $64,446

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