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 5-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. Replies from former Michigan Tech students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Mechanical Engineer
76 salaries
Civil Engineer
35 salaries
Electrical Engineer
32 salaries
Project Engineer
32 salaries
Process Engineer
32 salaries
Software Engineer
29 salaries
Environmental Engineer
24 salaries
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About This School

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295



State School, Research University, Engineering

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Michigan Tech alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the engineering services industry, the automotive supplier industry, and the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry. The most popular career sector 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. The average salary for a grad from Michigan Tech is $81K.


Graduates who took the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


Among Michigan Tech graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers and Chief Engineers, who haul in $100K on average. Software Engineers do well for themselves as well, making about $84K. Salaries are anything but generous for Lead Web Developers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $55K.


Many Michigan Tech students are Auburn Hills, Mich.-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Michigan Tech grads is Marquette, Mich.; given its high compensation (around $133K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Michigan Technological University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Houghton despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($41K). Appleton, Wisc. is also a top pick, as is Grand Rapids, Mich.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) earns Michigan Tech students the most money after college (an average $115K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $60K.


Former Huskies who have experience with SQL can expect to make 27 percent more than other alumni ($103K on average). Michigan Tech alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with approximately one-third of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Most grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Michigan Technological University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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 approximately $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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