Average Salary for Michigan Technological University Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Michigan Technological University, a public research institution based in Houghton, Mich. With a male-to-female ratio of 6-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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Michigan Technological University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Mechanical Engineer
43 salaries
Project Engineer
20 salaries
Electrical Engineer
18 salaries
Civil Engineer
14 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Design Engineer
10 salaries
Software Developer
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447
United States (change)

About This School

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295



State School, Research University, Engineering

65 %

76 %

44 %

28 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Graduates of Michigan Tech are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry. The automotive manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Michigan Tech graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores. Those with an education from Michigan Tech earn an average of $77K.


At this school, there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1 — which leads to a higher number of male grads.


The biggest paychecks among Michigan Tech alumni are earned by Senior Mechanical Engineers — these former students make $92K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers ($83K) and Electrical Engineers ($70K). Sliding in near the bottom are Mechanical Engineers, who report earnings of around $63K.


Those with a degree from Michigan Tech often relocate to Detroit after college. Michigan Tech alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Chicago, which offers median salaries of approximately $93K. Michigan Tech alumni in Green Bay can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $64K. Graduates of Michigan Tech also relocate to Grand Rapids, which is not far away, and Minneapolis.


Michigan Tech grads can make the most money at General Motors Corporation; average pay at this company is $99K. In contrast, below-average pay is the norm at 3M Company; median compensation there comes out to $64K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering earns Michigan Tech students the most money after college (around $119K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — their annual income amounts to approximately $55K on average.


Former Huskies with Product Development abilities can expect to make 14 percent more than their former classmates ($88K). Many Michigan Tech grads have knowledge of Project Management, with just under one in three alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-fourth of alumni get vacation time. Health benefits extend to almost all alumni, and a strong majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. Almost all respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Michigan Technological University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to Michigan Tech include South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, and Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. Graduates of Michigan Tech bring in larger median paychecks than alumni of comparable schools, but they make amounts closest to University of North Dakota grads, who report a median of about $61K.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Michigan Technological University


14 %
86 %
$44,243 - $87,930
$50,404 - $92,952
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 159 votes.
$60,166 - $87,391
$74,523 - $109,025
$61,658 - $93,394
$68,500 - $90,500
$62,314 - $107,777
$45,795 - $79,498
$45,000 - $86,578
$50,000 - $75,843
$50,335 - $93,350

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