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Average Salary for Michigan Technological University Alumni

Michigan Technological University, a school in Houghton, Mich., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 7-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. This report is based on the answers of Michigan Tech graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Michigan Technological University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
41 salaries
Project Engineer
18 salaries
Electrical Engineer
17 salaries
Civil Engineer
12 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Design Engineer
9 salaries
Software Developer
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the automotive manufacturing industry. In line with impressive SAT scores, Michigan Tech grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. The average starting salary for a graduate of Michigan Tech is $77K.


Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents.


Among Michigan Tech alumni, those working as Senior Mechanical Engineers report the highest median pay of $95K, followed by Electrical Engineers (about $71K), and Design Engineers (approximately $70K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Mechanical Engineers — they bring in $65K.


Many Michigan Tech students are Detroit, Mich.-bound following college. With a median salary of $96K, Chicago, Ill. represents the highest-paid city popular among Michigan Tech grads. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Michigan Tech alumni is Green Bay, Wisc., which offers a median salary of around $65K. Graduates of Michigan Tech also relocate to Grand Rapids, Mich., which is not far away, and Minneapolis, Minn.

Degree Major

Michigan Tech grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $119K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $54K per year.


Former Huskies with Product Development experience garner salaries that are 19 percent more than other grads' salaries. Slightly less than a third of Michigan Tech grads wind up using Engineering Design at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Almost all former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to most alumni, and the vast majority of alumni report health coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Michigan Technological University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Cleveland State University grads is around $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Michigan Tech grads. Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Michigan Technological University


12 %
88 %
$42,712 - $81,987
$51,262 - $92,571
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

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