Northern Michigan University Alumni Average Salary

Around 8,000 people attend Northern Michigan University, a institution based in Marquette, Mich. This report is based on the responses of NMU graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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About This School

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855


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The most highly represented industry among alumni is the software development industry. Graduates of NMU earn approximately $43K on average.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes about $39K where the average male graduate hauls home $55K.


Upon earning their degrees, many NMU grads prefer to remain in Marquette; in fact, approximately one in six grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there.

Degree Major

NMU grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $65K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree ($55K on average annually).


Former Wildcats who have experience with Adobe Photoshop can expect to make 61 percent more than other alumni ($69K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among NMU alumni, with roughly one in four workers reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than two-fifths of alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. A strong majority of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A strong majority of former students receive health insurance, and a majority of former students get dental coverage. Northern Michigan University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Minot State University grads report the most similar salaries to NMU alums, earning around $41K on average. 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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Key Stats for Northern Michigan University


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$23,585 - $55,955
$25,127 - $70,198
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5-9 years
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20 years or more
$22,957 - $70,094
$44,219 - $84,441

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