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. Sports fans are drawn to this small-community school, but graduates tend to relocate to close-by cities for work, including Ruston, La., Shreveport, La., and Houston, Texas. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mechanical Engineer
14 salaries
Project Engineer
12 salaries
Electrical Engineer
12 salaries
Operations Manager
6 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
Process Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 529

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About This School

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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La Tech alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the engineering services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the banking industry. La Tech graduates in the education industry are hard pressed to find, with nearly one in twenty former students taking up work in this field. Median pay for those who graduated from La Tech amounts to $67K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many La Tech alumni (a little less than one-fifth of) end up finding permanent jobs in Ruston. Ruston, La. is also a common destination for La Tech grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $141K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among La Tech grads is Atlanta, Ga. (median compensation is about $58K). Other popular cities include Houston, Texas and Alexandria, La.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) earns La Tech students the most money after college (an average around $89K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to approximately $54K on average.


Competency in Benefits & Compensation translates into above-average pay for former Bulldogs — they earn 168 percent more than their fellow graduates. Engineering Design is a popular skill among La Tech alumni, with nearly one-eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Strategic Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Some take advantage of an attractive benefits package; close to a half of former students are paid for both vacation and sick time. A large number of alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). It is no small feat that most survey participants are given health coverage, and more than half of alums accept dental insurance. Louisiana Tech University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and stock options.

Related Schools

Missouri University of Science and Technology grads bring in salaries of around $67K, making them the most similar to La Tech alumni in terms of earnings. 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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Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University


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$30,151 - $75,608
$34,521 - $92,500

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Rated 4 out of 5
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