North Carolina State University (NCSU) Alumni Average Salary

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Raleigh, N.C., the school is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

130th

20 Year Net ROI 

$499,000

Annual ROI 

10.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$85,200

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College Salary Report

46th

Early Career Salary 

$38,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$61,200

% High Meaning 

51 %

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North Carolina State University (NCSU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Software Engineer
106 salaries
$87,868  
   
Mechanical Engineer
56 salaries
$69,591  
Project Engineer
55 salaries
$61,343  
Process Engineer
49 salaries
$68,634  
Electrical Engineer
47 salaries
$67,403  
Civil Engineer
46 salaries
$64,030  
Software Developer
37 salaries
$68,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,086
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About This School

2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001

24,536

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

NC State alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The majority of NC State alumni wind up in the software development industry. Those with an education from NC State earn an average of approximately $65K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $56K whereas the men's median is $70K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among NC State alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $90K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Process Engineers ($74K) and Mechanical Engineers ($65K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Civil Engineers — they bring in about $56K.

Locations

Raleigh, N.C. keeps the largest number of NC State grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation ($61K). On the flipside, NC State grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Boston, Mass. where median pay is $85K. Neighboring Durham, N.C. is another common pick among NC State grads, along with Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) earns NC State students the most money after college (an average around $114K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $44K per year.

Skills

Former Wolfpacks with C experience garner salaries that are 37 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among NC State alumni, with a little less than a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one-fourth of alumni report receiving the former, whereas just two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of survey participants have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Most former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). North Carolina State University at Raleigh alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $62K for Georgia State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to NC State grads. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University are also similar to NC State.

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Key Stats for North Carolina State University (NCSU)

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %
Salary
$32,094 - $79,204
Salary
$42,010 - $95,402
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
$70,500 - $100,503
$42,978 - $102,000
$65,054 - $82,424
$89,500
$37,460 - $81,685
$43,487 - $87,275
$35,949 - $77,419
$36,766 - $116,653
$31,999 - $101,588

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