Marquette University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Marquette University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Milwaukee, Wisc., and it is ranked in the top 29 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Golden Eagles!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This report is based on the answers of Marquette graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Associate Attorney
17 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
12 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
Structural Engineer
10 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,225

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About This School

1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Former Marquette students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care services industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the national defense industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of $71K are the median among Marquette grads.


Senior Electrical Engineers win the contest for best-paid Marquette alumni, making $90K on average every year.


About one in four Marquette grads stay in Milwaukee, Wisc., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($58K). Waukesha, Wisc. is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of about $72K; it's no wonder that Marquette grads are attracted to this city. Marquette alumni express interest in nearby Madison, Wisc. and Houston, Texas as well.

Degree Major

Marquette grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $121K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $53K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Marquette alumni, with roughly one in four workers reporting using it on the job. Former Golden Eagles with Contract Negotiation abilities can expect to make 29 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $92K). Competency in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; roughly half of the alums get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most former students are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Marquette University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Cardinal Stritch University grads bring in salaries of around $64K, making them the most similar to Marquette alumni in terms of earnings. American University, Edgewood College, and Trinity International University-Illinois are also similar to Marquette.

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$42,680 - $96,767
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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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