Marquette University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Marquette University, a Roman Catholic university based in Milwaukee, Wisc.. The school 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 outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Marketing Coordinator
8 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Marketing Manager
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Civil Engineer
4 salaries
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
3 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Marketing Communications Specialist
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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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Graduates of Marquette go into the health care industry, the financial services industry, and the software development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Marquette students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Marquette graduates see an average starting salary of $71K.


The most lucrative professionals among Marquette alumni are Operations Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $122K. Also near the top of the pay scale at $85K are Mechanical Engineers and Marketing Directors. Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $37K.


Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at around $57K), slightly less than a third of Marquette students still call Milwaukee, Wisc. their home after graduation. Marquette alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Houston, Texas where about $131K is the average pay. Neighboring Waukesha, Wisc. is another common pick among Marquette grads, along with Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Marquette can rake in a whopping average $127K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Advertising fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $44K.


Roughly one in six Marquette grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Golden Eagles with Leadership abilities can expect to make 68 percent more than their former classmates ($120K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of grads report dental coverage, too. Marquette University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

American University graduates, who earn $62K on average, make a similar amount to Marquette grads. Cardinal Stritch University, Edgewood College, and Trinity International University-Illinois are also similar to Marquette.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1910
ACT Scores 25 29

Key Stats for Marquette University


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