Michigan Technological University Alumni Average Salary

Michigan Technological University, a school in Houghton, Mich., has roughly 7,000 undergrads. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed toward men with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women do. This report is based on the responses of Michigan Tech graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
3 salaries
Process Engineer
3 salaries
Project Engineer
3 salaries
Civil Engineer
2 salaries
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
2 salaries
Lead Web Developer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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 can most commonly be found in the engineering services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the automotive manufacturing industry. It is typical for Michigan Tech grads — a group that usually scores high on the SATs — to earn above-average incomes as well. Median pay for those who graduated from Michigan Tech amounts to approximately $80K.


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


Chief Information Officers win the contest for best-paid Michigan Tech alumni, making $135K on average every year, though Mechanical Engineers ($78K), and Process Engineers (around $73K) are not far behind. On the lower end, Civil Engineers report making $49K.


Home to a large number of Michigan Tech alums, Auburn Hills, Mich. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Michigan Tech alumni is Marquette, Mich., which offers a median salary of $135K. Home to the lowest median salary for Michigan Tech alumni is Appleton, Wisc., a popular place for former students despite its about $73K average paycheck. Seattle, Wash. and Grand Rapids, Mich. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Michigan Tech grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $115K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are the lowest of the pack, earning $60K.


Michigan Tech grads are usually competent in Project Management, and slightly less than a third of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Huskies with SQL experience garner salaries that are 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of alumni get dental coverage. A large number of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Michigan Technological University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compared to grads of similar schools, Michigan Tech grads report higher earnings on average, though they are closest to University of South Dakota alums, who earn around $64K on average. Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1945
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Michigan Technological University


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$65,000 - $115,200
$42,658 - $106,390

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Rated 5 out of 5
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