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Average Salary for Northern Michigan University Alumni

Founded in Marquette, Mich., Northern Michigan University is an institution of higher learning for around 8,000 students. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Northern Michigan University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Information Technology (IT) Manager
5 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Financial Controller
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Administrative Services Manager
2 salaries
Project Manager, Web
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Northern Michigan University Details

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855


State Schools

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Professionally, the education industry, the health care services industry, and the food manufacturing industry are popular business areas among NMU alumni. The majority of NMU alumni wind up in the health care industry. Following graduation, NMU students earn an average of $51K.


NMU grads who become Chief Financial Officers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in around $93K annually. However, Information Technology Managers and Financial Controllers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $85K and $56K, respectively). Administrative Services Managers pick up approximately $35K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


When it comes to compensation, Marquette brings up the rear (median pay is about $47K); however, one in eight NMU alumni still choose not to leave this city. Green Bay is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $90K; it's no wonder that NMU grads are attracted to this city. Seattle is also a top pick, as is Chicago.

Degree Major

NMU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Technology (IT) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $106K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a bachelor's degree in social work — their annual income amounts to $37K on average.


Former Wildcats who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 28 percent more than other alumni ($66K on average). Many former NMU students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and one in ten grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of respondents contribute to a 401(k). It is no small feat that the greater part of alums are given health coverage, and a majority of the survey participants accept dental insurance. Graduates of Northern Michigan University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Wisconsin grads (who make an average of about $51K) earn salaries most similar to NMU alumni. Other schools similar to NMU include the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
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ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats

43 %
57 %
$30,359 - $64,532
$37,117 - $79,893
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
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$55,233 - $88,559
$55,273 - $81,389
$43,564 - $65,000

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