Northern Michigan University Alumni Average Salary

Northern Michigan University, a school in Marquette, Mich., has roughly 8,000 undergrads. The data for this snapshot was collected from NMU graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Northern Michigan University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
9 salaries
5-9 years
4 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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About This School

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855


State School

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from NMU make an average of approximately $42K.


In the NMU alumni community, men make a median salary of about $55K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $39K.


Graduates of NMU seem to enjoy living in Marquette, and around one in seven grads wind up living and working there after graduation.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) leads to the highest pay for NMU grads ($65K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $55K.


Roughly a fourth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Wildcats with Adobe Photoshop experience garner salaries that are 67 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, slightly more than one-third of former students report receiving the former, whereas just two-fifths of alumni report receiving the latter. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Northern Michigan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Minot State University grads (who make an average of $41K) earn salaries most similar to NMU alumni. The University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are also similar to NMU.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Northern Michigan University


52 %
48 %
$23,585 - $55,955
$25,127 - $70,198
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$22,957 - $70,094
$44,219 - $84,441

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