The most highly represented industry among alumni is the consulting industry.
Among Northwestern University graduates, the biggest earners are Marketing VPs, who haul in approximately $145K on average. Next on the list are Senior Product Managers and Marketing Directors, bringing in $134K and $110K, respectively. On the lower end, Product Marketing Managers report making $100K.
Many Northwestern University students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. The top-paying city popular with Northwestern University alumni is Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of $133K. On the other end, Northwestern University grads flock to Chicago, Ill., which actually offers the weakest median salary of approximately $98K.
Northwestern University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategy and earn a median salary of $168K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing & Management — their annual income amounts to around $105K on average.
Proficiency in Project Management is common among Northwestern University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about one in three former students report doing so. Northwestern University grads who have experience with Sales Management can expect to make 14 percent more than other alumni ($150K on average). Financial Analysis, Market Research, and Online Marketing are desirable skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a large number of alums receive dental plans, too. The vast majority of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Northwestern University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.