Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the Rochester Institute of Technology. It is a university based in Rochester, N.Y. that is ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. The data in this summary come from Rochester Institute of Technology alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

158th

20 Year Net ROI 

$445,000

Annual ROI 

6.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$194,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

143rd

Early Career Salary 

$57,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$89,600

% High Meaning 

43 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer$78,230  
   
Electrical Engineer$69,993  
Web Developer$39,000  
Mechanical Engineer$60,500  
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer$48,500  
Team Leader, IT$84,500  
Senior UX Designer$103,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Jul 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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About This School

1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

www.rit.edu/admission.html

13,880

Private School

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31 %

Industry

Former Rochester Institute of Technology students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields 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. Former Rochester Institute of Technology students do not typically enter the computer hardware and software design industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Starting salaries of about $71K are the median among Rochester Institute of Technology grads.

Jobs

Rochester Institute of Technology grads who become Senior UX Designers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $104K yearly. Also notably well-paid are IT Team Leaders and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $85K and approximately $78K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Web Developers — they bring in $39K.

Locations

Though Rochester, N.Y. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $62K), about a third of Rochester Institute of Technology students continue living here after college. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Atlanta, Ga., a top-paying city for Rochester Institute of Technology grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of around $134K). Rochester Institute of Technology alumni express interest in nearby New York, N.Y. and Seattle, Wash. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) leads to the highest pay for Rochester Institute of Technology grads ($123K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $44K.

Skills

Rochester Institute of Technology grads who have experience with Java can expect to make 11 percent more than other alumni (around $80K on average). Many former Rochester Institute of Technology students are familiar with C# Programming Language, and nearly one-eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in JavaScript, C++ Programming Language, and Project Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the survey participants, but only one in four survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. Rochester Institute of Technology graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Gannon University grads bring in salaries of around $70K, making them the most similar to Rochester Institute of Technology alumni in terms of earnings. Roberts Wesleyan College, Nazareth College, and Canisius College are also similar to Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1630 1950
ACT Scores 25 31

Key Stats for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Salary
$39,151 - $84,440
Salary
$43,549 - $85,843

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

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