Marquette University Alumni Average Salary

Around 8,000 undergrads attend Marquette University, a Roman Catholic school in Milwaukee, Wisc.. The school sits in the top 29 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Golden Eagles!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Attorney / Lawyer
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Mechanical Engineer
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Software Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,253
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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 civil engineering services industry, and the health care services industry. The majority of Marquette alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Marquette is approximately $72K.


Among Marquette alumni, those working as Senior Business Analysts report the highest median pay of $91K, followed by Marketing Communications Specialists (around $83K), and Senior Chemists ($80K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Marketing Coordinators — they bring in $36K.


Marquette alumni seem to appreciate living in Milwaukee, and one in three grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Marquette grads also flock to Houston, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is about $122K). Marquette alumni in Brookfield, Wisc. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $50K. Chicago, Ill. 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 $110K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Advertising tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $33K per year.


Marquette grads are usually competent in Project Management, and just under one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Golden Eagles with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 25 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to most graduates, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. A large number of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Marquette University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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Key Stats for Marquette University


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$36,770 - $88,668
$41,708 - $96,298
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