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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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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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
54 salaries
Project Engineer
26 salaries
Electrical Engineer
23 salaries
Civil Engineer
16 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
Software Developer
11 salaries
Software Engineer
11 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
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Michigan Technological University Details

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295


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Michigan Tech alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Michigan Tech alumni wind up in 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. The average starting salary for a graduate of Michigan Tech is $76K.


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.


Former Michigan Tech students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Mechanical Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $92K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Software Engineers (about $83K) and Electrical Engineers ($70K). On the lower end, Mechanical Engineers report making around $63K.


A large number of students head to Detroit after college. Chicago is also a common destination for Michigan Tech grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $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 approximately $64K. Other cities of interest among Michigan Tech alumni include nearby Grand Rapids and Minneapolis.


Michigan Tech alumni can earn the most money ($99K) at General Motors Corporation. In contrast, 3M Company ranks much lower on the pay scale; the median salary there is $64K.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Michigan Tech grads with a Doctorate (PhD) (earnings climb to around $100K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $55K.


Product Development commands a pay premium of 16 percent for former Huskies. Michigan Tech alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under a third of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Also considered top-notch skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Almost all grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Dental insurance applies to a solid majority of graduates, and almost all respondents report health coverage. 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

Compensation averages approximately $65K for Cleveland State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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 1650 1990
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

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1-4 years
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20 years or more
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
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