Marquette University Alumni Average Salary

Marquette University is a Roman Catholic school located in Milwaukee, Wisc. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 29 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Golden Eagles!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Marquette grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Median Salary by Job

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Senior Electrical Engineer
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Account Executive
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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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The health care services industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which Marquette grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Starting salaries of approximately $69K are the median among Marquette grads.


The most lucrative professionals among Marquette alumni are Senior Electrical Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $90K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at $62K are Mechanical Engineers. On the lower end, Account Executives report making $44K.


When it comes to compensation, Milwaukee, Wisc. brings up the rear (median pay is about $61K); however, just under one in three Marquette alumni still choose not to leave this city. For those seeking more money, Waukesha, Wisc. is a popular destination for former Marquette students; median pay is $72K. Houston, Texas is also a top pick, as is Madison, Wisc.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Marquette grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (average earnings climb to around $137K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) ($53K on average annually).


Operations Management commands a pay premium of 57 percent for former Golden Eagles. About one in four Marquette grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; slightly less than half of the alums report receiving the former, but only one-fourth of alumni report receiving the latter. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and most graduates also receive dental coverage. A large number of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. 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 graduates, who earn approximately $65K on average, make a similar amount to Marquette grads. Other schools similar to Marquette include American University, Edgewood College, and Trinity International University-Illinois.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Marquette University


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41 %
$42,680 - $96,767
$49,238 - $89,935

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,900 - $89,243
$45,201 - $86,476

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