Michigan Technological University Alumni Average Salary

Around 7,000 people attend Michigan Technological University, a institution based in Houghton, Mich. 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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Michigan Technological University Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
73 salaries
Electrical Engineer
34 salaries
Software Engineer
32 salaries
Civil Engineer
32 salaries
Project Engineer
31 salaries
Process Engineer
30 salaries
Environmental Engineer
25 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the engineering services industry, the manufacturing industry, and the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry. The automotive manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Consistent with the high SAT scores reported by Michigan Tech alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. Those with a degree from Michigan Tech make an average of $79K.


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


In the Michigan Tech alumni professional community, Senior Mechanical Engineers make the highest median pay (about $89K), though Software Engineers ($80K), and Electrical Engineers ($74K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Process Engineers report making approximately $66K.


The most popular destination for former Michigan Tech students is Detroit, Mich. The top-paying city popular with Michigan Tech alumni is Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of $90K. On the other end, Michigan Tech grads flock to Grand Rapids, Mich., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $73K. Nearby Auburn Hills, Mich. is also a top pick for Michigan Tech grads, as is Appleton, Wisc.

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 about $120K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking Systems tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $46K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Michigan Tech alumni, with just under one in three workers reporting using it on the job. Former Huskies with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 25 percent more than their former classmates (around $99K). Other top skills include Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office.

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). A large number of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a strong majority of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Michigan Technological University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. Compared to schools of a similar nature, average earnings for Michigan Tech alumni are highly attractive, and their salaries are closest to the average earnings of University of South Dakota alumni ($64K).

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