Average Salary for Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona Campus Alumni

Nestled away in Altoona, Pa., Pennsylvania State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. This summary is derived from information given by Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona Campus Alumni

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Automation Engineer
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$88,685  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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About This School

3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona, PA 16601-3777

Penn State - Altoona, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona

admissions.psu.edu/

3,861

State School

69 %

12 %

88 %

32 %


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Industry

Former Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including law, the manufacturing industry, and the health care industry. The majority of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni wind up in the education industry. The average salary for a grad from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is $53K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $44K on average compared to around $63K for male graduates.

Locations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students enjoy their time in Altoona, and around a tenth of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads is El Segundo, Calif.; given its high compensation ($90K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni often reside in Pittsburgh, Pa., which is home to the lowest pay at about $40K. Close-by Philadelphia, Pa. and Hollidaysburg, Pa. are also desirable cities among Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona can rake in a whopping average $87K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with an Associate's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.

Skills

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Pennsylvania State University grads with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 69 percent more than their former classmates (about $89K). Engineering Design, Office Administration, and Electronic Troubleshooting are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of alums report dental coverage, too. A fair number of alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Pennsylvania State University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $53K for Pennsylvania State University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads. Other schools similar to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona include Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1320 1620
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats for Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona Campus

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$32,970 - $63,768
Salary
$31,660 - $87,191
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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