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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 has a strong sports tradition (Go Golden Eagles!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This report is based on the answers of Marquette graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
346
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
131
out of 476
Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities
75
out of 267
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Typical Early Career Salary
$49,000
Marquette University Alumni
Median Salary by Job
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Physical Therapist (PT)
12 salaries
$71,608  
   
Marketing Coordinator
9 salaries
$36,531  
Financial Analyst
8 salaries
$55,177  
Senior Financial Analyst
7 salaries
$63,443  
Marketing Manager
7 salaries
$65,735  
General / Operations Manager
6 salaries
$120,000  
Senior Business Analyst
6 salaries
$89,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
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Marquette University Details

Address:

1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

8,293

Categories:

Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

80 %

% STEM:

25 %

% Stay In State:

47 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

18 %
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Industry

The health care industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Marquette grads find work. The majority of Marquette alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Marquette is $69K.

Gender

In the Marquette alumni community, men make a median salary of $78K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $61K.

Jobs

Marquette grads who become Operations Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making about $118K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Physical Therapists and Marketing Managers; their salaries approach $72K and $65K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Coordinators, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $37K.

Locations

Marquette alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and just under a third of grads find stable employment in Milwaukee. In addition, former Marquette students often head to Waukesha after graduating, where typical salaries come to $84K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Marquette alumni is Madison, which offers median salaries of $61K. Top cities for Marquette alumni also include Chicago and Minneapolis, both located in the Midwest.

Employers

General Electric (GE) Healthcare offers the most generous salaries to Marquette grads at around $105K. It may be shocking to discover how many students go on to work for Johnson Controls Inc, one of the lowest-paying employers (median pay is about $65K).

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Marquette grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in approximately $106K per year. A B.A. in Advertising commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $42K.

Skills

One in six grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Leadership commands a pay premium of 49 percent for former Golden Eagles. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of grads, and most survey participants sign up for dental plans. Marquette University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $69K for Edgewood College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Marquette grads. Other schools similar to Marquette include American University, Cardinal Stritch University, and Trinity International University-Illinois.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1600 1910
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

Gender

Female

46 %

female alumni

Male

54 %

male alumni
Salary
$33,115 - $79,790
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$43,446 - $104,841

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

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