Michigan Technological University Alumni Average Salary

Michigan Technological University is a university based in Houghton, Mich. that is home to around 7,000 undergraduates. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

46th

20 Year Net ROI 

$625,000

Annual ROI 

10.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$107,000

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College Salary Report

49th

Early Career Salary 

$63,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$102,000

% High Meaning 

48 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Michigan Technological University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Mechanical Engineer
86 salaries
$67,340  
   
Electrical Engineer
39 salaries
$71,593  
Civil Engineer
31 salaries
$63,574  
Project Engineer
30 salaries
$70,700  
Software Engineer
30 salaries
$73,958  
Process Engineer
29 salaries
$71,677  
Environmental Engineer
24 salaries
$57,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,073

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About This School

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

www.mtu.edu/admissions/

7,000

State School, Research University, Engineering

65 %

76 %

44 %

28 %

Industry

Michigan Tech alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the engineering services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the automotive manufacturing industry. Students of Michigan Tech go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the above-average SAT scores reported by this group. Starting salaries of $80K are the median among Michigan Tech grads.

Gender

The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).

Jobs

Among Michigan Tech alumni, those working as Chief Information Officers report the highest median pay of approximately $135K, followed by Mechanical Engineers (around $78K), and Process Engineers ($73K). Civil Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $49K in this job.

Locations

Many Michigan Tech grads flock to Auburn Hills, Mich. Another city that attracts a wealth of Michigan Tech grads is Marquette, Mich.; given its high compensation ($135K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, Michigan Tech alumni often reside in Appleton, Wisc., which is home to the lowest pay at about $73K. Other popular cities include Seattle, Wash. and Grand Rapids, Mich.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Michigan Tech can rake in a whopping average $115K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $60K on average per year.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Michigan Tech alumni, with slightly less than a third of grads reporting using it on the job. SQL commands a pay premium of 28 percent for former Huskies. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Alumni of Michigan Technological University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Graduates of Michigan Tech bring in larger median paychecks than alumni of comparable schools, but they make amounts closest to University of South Dakota grads, who report a median of $64K. Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.

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Key Stats for Michigan Technological University

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %
Salary
$65,000 - $115,200
Salary
$42,658 - $106,390

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

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