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

Pennsylvania State University is located in Altoona. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Altoona Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Automation Engineer
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$88,685  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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About This School

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 are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and law. The majority of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni wind up in the education industry. For Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. The average salary for a grad from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is $49K.

Gender

In the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona alumni community, men make a median salary of around $59K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $43K.

Locations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students enjoy their time in Altoona, and close to one-sixth students actually choose to reside here post-college and find jobs in the city. In addition, former Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students often head to El Segundo after graduating, where typical salaries come to about $90K in this top-paying city. 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 approximately $37K. Other popular cities include Philadelphia and Hollidaysburg.

Degree Major

Pennsylvania State University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) and earn $87K per year. Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning $30K.

Skills

Pennsylvania State University grads who have experience with Human-Machine Interface (HMI) can expect to make 68 percent more than other alumni ($83K on average). Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Payable.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in three grads, respectively). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of former students, and a majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. A fair portion of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits that Pennsylvania State University alumni receive are a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Related Schools

Alumni of Pennsylvania State University pick up average paychecks of $53K, which is closest to the amount made by Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona grads among similar schools. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill are also similar to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1340 1630
ACT Scores 20 24

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Salary
$24,664 - $56,500
Salary
$30,966 - $84,494
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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