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

Pennsylvania State University is a university based in Altoona. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona Campus Details

3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona, PA 16601-3777

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

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Industry

Graduates of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona work in a variety of industries including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the automobile dealer industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduates see an estimated starting salary of $49K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $59K after graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, the average woman earns only about $40K.

Jobs

Among Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduates, the biggest earners are Automation Engineers, who haul in $89K on average.

Locations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and around one in six grads find stable employment in Altoona. The top-paying city popular with Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni is El Segundo, which offers median salaries of around $90K. On the far end of the pay scale, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni often reside in Pittsburgh, which is home to the lowest pay at $37K. Other cities of interest include Philadelphia and Hollidaysburg.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) leads to the highest pay for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads ($87K per year). A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of approximately $30K.

Skills

Knowledge of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 70 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $83K). Many Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads have knowledge of Project Management, with nearly one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Payable also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Most alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. Pennsylvania State University alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Pennsylvania State University grads bring in salaries of around around $53K, making them the most similar to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni in terms of earnings. 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 1340 1630
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Salary
$24,835 - $55,536
Salary
$31,250 - $83,229
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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