Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment, the Rochester Institute of Technology is a university based in Rochester, N.Y., and it's home to around 14,000 undergraduates. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Rochester Institute of Technology grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

109th

20 Year Net ROI 

$492,000

Annual ROI 

7.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$181,000

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College Salary Report

226th

Early Career Salary 

$56,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$85,400

% High Meaning 

44.0%

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$31K$62K$93K
Software Engineer
34 salaries
$77,673  
   
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$68,293  
Manufacturing Engineer
12 salaries
$58,967  
Senior Software Engineer
11 salaries
$91,530  
Project Engineer
10 salaries
$67,407  
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
$70,100  
Packaging Engineer
9 salaries
$69,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 619
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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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Industry

Graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology are found working in a number of different fields including IT services, the manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the software development industry. Former Rochester Institute of Technology graduates bring in $69K on average.

Jobs

Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Rochester Institute of Technology alumni, making $91K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($77K), and Packaging Engineers (about $70K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Manufacturing Engineers who make an average of approximately $59K.

Locations

More often than not, Rochester Institute of Technology grads continue living in Rochester, N.Y. (nearly one in four former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale (around $64K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Rochester Institute of Technology alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of $92K. Alumni express interest in Boston, Mass. and Buffalo, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Rochester Institute of Technology grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $100K per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $39K.

Skills

Close to one-seventh of Rochester Institute of Technology grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Competency in C# translates into above-average pay for Rochester Institute of Technology grads — they earn 20 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of alums, and a fair number of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Graduates of Rochester Institute of Technology are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Gannon University grads (who make an average of approximately $69K) earn salaries most similar to Rochester Institute of Technology alumni. 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
26 %
Male
74 %
Salary
$36,841 - $80,130
Salary
$48,133 - $94,502
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
$61,232 - $85,962
$47,953 - $71,953
$62,237 - $92,000
$83,424
$42,335 - $83,594
$39,036 - $93,641
$48,784 - $105,000
$48,000 - $74,533
$29,900 - $114,783

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