Professionally, the civil engineering services industry, the health care services industry, and the banking industry are popular business areas among Marquette alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Marquette is $69K.
In the Marquette alumni professional community, Senior Electrical Engineers make the highest median pay (approximately $90K), though Mechanical Engineers ($62K) are a close competitor. Salaries are anything but generous for Account Executives, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $44K.
Milwaukee, Wisc. keeps the largest number of Marquette grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation ($60K). Alternatively, Waukesha, Wisc. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $72K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Marquette grads. In addition, grads flock to Houston, Texas as well as Madison, Wisc.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) leads to the highest pay for Marquette grads (around $137K on average per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $53K.
Marquette alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with close to a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Golden Eagles who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 58 percent more than other alumni (around $109K on average). Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Just under half of the graduates do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of graduates as well. Most former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Marquette University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.
Alumni of Cardinal Stritch University pick up average paychecks of $64K, which is closest to the amount made by Marquette grads among similar schools. American University, Edgewood College, and Trinity International University-Illinois are also similar to Marquette.