Graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Rochester Institute of Technology graduates see an average starting salary of about $72K.
Rochester Institute of Technology grads who become IT Team Leaders garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average around $85K annually. However, Software Engineers and Electrical Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $78K and $70K, respectively). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Web Developers who make an average of approximately $42K.
Approximately one-third of Rochester Institute of Technology grads stay in Rochester, N.Y., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($61K). For those seeking more money, Atlanta, Ga. is a popular destination for former Rochester Institute of Technology students; median pay is $134K. Rochester Institute of Technology alumni express interest in nearby New York, N.Y. and Seattle, Wash. as well.
Rochester Institute of Technology grads who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $123K per year. Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $48K on average per year.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, slightly less than a third of alums report receiving the former, whereas just the larger part of former students report receiving the latter. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a strong majority of grads get dental coverage. To plan for old age, a large number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Rochester Institute of Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.
Compensation averages about $71K for Gannon University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Rochester Institute of Technology grads. Other schools similar to Rochester Institute of Technology include Roberts Wesleyan College, Nazareth College, and Canisius College.