Louisiana Tech University Alumni Average Salary

Louisiana Tech University is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Ruston, La., the school is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of La Tech head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the engineering services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the banking industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the education industry, which attracts around one in twenty La Tech alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from La Tech amounts to $67K.


Graduates of La Tech seem to enjoy living in Ruston, and just under a fifth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. With a median salary of $141K, Ruston, La. represents the highest-paid city popular among La Tech grads. Home to the lowest median salary for La Tech alumni is Atlanta, Ga., a popular place for former students despite its $58K average paycheck. Houston, Texas and Alexandria, La. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Former Bulldogs who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS) and earn a median salary of approximately $89K per year. Those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $54K on average per year.


Former Bulldogs with Benefits & Compensation abilities can expect to make 168 percent more than their former classmates ($180K). Engineering Design is a popular skill among La Tech alumni, with approximately one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Strategic Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the alumni enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to most former students, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of grads as well. Other benefits that Louisiana Tech University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and stock options.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Missouri University of Science and Technology grads (who make an average of around $67K) earn salaries most similar to La Tech alumni. Other schools similar to La Tech include Jackson State University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$72,715 - $184,959

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