Average Salary for Michigan Technological University Alumni

Michigan Technological University, a school in Houghton, Mich., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. With a male-to-female ratio of 8-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. The data for this synopsis comes from former Michigan Tech students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Mechanical Engineer
28 salaries
Electrical Engineer
13 salaries
Project Engineer
12 salaries
Civil Engineer
10 salaries
Software Engineer
8 salaries
Design Engineer
8 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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About This School

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295



State School, Research University, Engineering

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Graduates of Michigan Tech are found working in a number of different fields including the software development industry, the engineering services industry, and the manufacturing industry. A large chunk of former Michigan Tech students are employed in the automotive manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. True to type, Michigan Tech alumni go from receiving above-average SAT scores to landing well-paid positions in the workforce. Former Michigan Tech graduates bring in $78K on average.


Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


Michigan Tech grads who become Senior Mechanical Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $97K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Construction Project Managers and Design Engineers; their salaries approach around $85K and $74K, respectively. On the lower end, Mechanical Engineers report making about $67K.


Many Michigan Tech grads end up living in Detroit, Mich., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Chicago, Ill. is also a common destination for Michigan Tech grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $93K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Michigan Tech grads is Green Bay, Wisc. (median compensation is $64K). Other popular cities for Michigan Tech alumni include nearby Grand Rapids, Mich. and Minneapolis, Minn.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Electrical Engineering (EE) from Michigan Tech can rake in a whopping average about $122K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $56K per year.


Slightly less than a third of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Product Development commands a pay premium of 16 percent for former Huskies. Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Nearly all former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to almost all former students, and dental insurance is issued to most respondents as well. Additional benefits handed to Michigan Technological University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Cleveland State University grads (who make an average of $65K) earn salaries most similar to Michigan Tech alumni. Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota.

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Key Stats for Michigan Technological University


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