Northern Michigan University Alumni Average Salary

Northern Michigan University, a school in Marquette, Mich., has roughly 8,000 undergrads. The data for this synopsis comes from former NMU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

993rd

20 Year Net ROI 

$119,700

Annual ROI 

5.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$77,300

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

874th

Early Career Salary 

$41,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$62,700

% High Meaning 

42 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Northern Michigan University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Nursing Home Administrator
2 salaries
$80,000  
   
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
$80,400  
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About This School

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

webb.nmu.edu/Admissions/

8,221

State School

48 %

14 %

46 %

44 %


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Industry

NMU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the newspaper publisher industry, the manufacturing industry, and IT consulting. A large chunk of former NMU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former NMU graduates bring in approximately $47K on average.

Jobs

NMU grads who become Chief Financial Officers and Nursing Home Administrators garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $80K annually. Salaries are anything but generous for Human Resources Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $36K.

Locations

Marquette, Mich. keeps the largest number of NMU grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation ($45K). Grand Rapids, Mich. is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $73K; it's no wonder that NMU grads are attracted to this city. Graduates also relocate to Chicago, Ill. and Escanaba, Mich.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) leads to the highest pay for NMU grads ($95K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $50K on average per year.

Skills

Many former NMU students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and close to one-eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Wildcats who have experience with Adobe Photoshop can expect to make 52 percent more than other alumni ($71K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-fifth of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-sixth of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a fair number of graduates, and the larger part of grads also receive dental coverage. A fair number of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Northern Michigan University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Indiana University graduates, who earn $48K on average, make a similar amount to NMU grads. Other schools similar to NMU include the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT math score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Northern Michigan University

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$24,000 - $58,035
Salary
$33,500 - $91,332
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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