Average Salary for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni

Around 14,000 undergrads attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, a school in Rochester, N.Y.. The school sits in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

109
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

49
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Engineering

29
out of 34

Typical Early Career Salary

$55,900
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
)
$0$31K$62K$93K
Software Engineer
43 salaries
$77,463  
   
Mechanical Engineer
19 salaries
$69,536  
Manufacturing Engineer
13 salaries
$59,292  
Senior Software Engineer
13 salaries
$91,530  
Packaging Engineer
13 salaries
$70,214  
Electrical Engineer
11 salaries
$67,094  
Project Engineer
10 salaries
$67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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About This School

1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

www.rit.edu/admission.html

13,880

Private School

64 %

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31 %


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Industry

Graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology go into IT services, the financial services industry, and the manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Among Rochester Institute of Technology grads, the software development industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of approximately $70K are the median among Rochester Institute of Technology grads.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Rochester Institute of Technology alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Software Engineers, whose median earnings come to $91K, followed by Software Engineers (around $78K) and Mechanical Engineers ($71K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Manufacturing Engineers who make an average of $59K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Rochester Institute of Technology grads prefer to remain in Rochester; in fact, one in four grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Another city that attracts a wealth of Rochester Institute of Technology grads is Atlanta, Ga.; given its high compensation ($92K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Buffalo, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Rochester Institute of Technology grads (the median salary is about $64K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring New York, N.Y. is another common pick among Rochester Institute of Technology grads, along with Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Rochester Institute of Technology grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $95K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design — their annual income amounts to $44K on average.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among Rochester Institute of Technology alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in seven former students report doing so. Rochester Institute of Technology grads with C# abilities can expect to make 19 percent more than their former classmates ($83K). Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. Rochester Institute of Technology graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $68K 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.

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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
$36,633 - $79,204
Salary
$48,369 - $95,749
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
$61,232 - $85,962
$59,700 - $75,000
$47,953 - $71,953
$83,424
$42,707 - $84,056
$39,453 - $92,238
$48,784 - $93,000
$47,987 - $73,640
$29,900 - $114,783

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