The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Following graduation, NMU students earn an average of around $43K.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $55K per year compared to females' approximately $39K.
Graduates of NMU seem to enjoy living in Marquette, and around one in six grads wind up living and working there after graduation.
Financial compensation is highest for NMU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) (average earnings climb to $65K 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 about $55K.
Former Wildcats with Adobe Photoshop experience garner salaries that are 61 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office is a common skill among NMU alumni — nearly one-fourth of grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Although slightly more than two-fifths of former students are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A fair number of graduates have medical plans, and more than half of survey participants have dental insurance. A strong majority of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Northern Michigan University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).
Minot State University graduates, who earn $41K on average, make a similar amount to NMU grads. The University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are also similar to NMU.