Average Salary for Marquette University Alumni

Ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by ROI, Marquette University is a private research university based in Milwaukee, Wisc., home to around 8,000 undergraduates. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Golden Eagles!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The data in this summary come from Marquette alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Marquette University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Coordinator
7 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Marketing Manager
6 salaries
Business Development Director
5 salaries
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
General / Operations Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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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 work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry. Among Marquette grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of about $70K are common among Marquette grads.


Male graduates of Marquette out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $78K versus $62K for women.


Former Marquette students with an interest in making money consider becoming Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to approximately $87K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Physical Therapists (around $72K) and Marketing Managers ($66K). Marketing Coordinators pick up $37K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Just under a third of Marquette students choose to remain in Milwaukee after graduation, where average salaries are actually the lowest at around $61K. Marquette grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Waukesha — pay averages to about $84K. Close-by Madison and Minneapolis are also desirable cities among Marquette alumni.


General Electric (GE) Healthcare offers the most generous salaries to Marquette grads at $105K. Though compensation is lowest at Johnson Controls Inc — average pay amounts to $65K — this is where many students go on to find work.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Marquette grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $114K per year. A B.A. in Advertising offers the lowest annual financial reward ($41K).


Marquette grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Golden Eagles who have experience with Leadership can expect to make 51 percent more than other alumni (approximately $105K on average). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of grads, and a strong majority of survey participants report health coverage. The greater part of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Alumni of Marquette University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, American University grads (who make an average of $69K) earn salaries most similar to Marquette alumni. Other schools similar to Marquette include Cardinal Stritch 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


46 %
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$32,872 - $80,890
$43,277 - $106,163
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.
$33,167 - $83,904
$39,824 - $92,253
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