Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni Average Salary

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. 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

109th

20 Year Net ROI 

$492,000

Annual ROI 

7.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$181,000

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College Salary Report

246th

Early Career Salary 

$55,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$83,900

% High Meaning 

44.7%

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$31K$62K$93K
Software Engineer
37 salaries
$77,463  
   
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$68,293  
Manufacturing Engineer
12 salaries
$58,967  
Packaging Engineer
11 salaries
$70,214  
Senior Software Engineer
11 salaries
$91,085  
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
$67,705  
Project Engineer
10 salaries
$67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 658
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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

The Rochester Institute of Technology alumni can most commonly be found in IT services, the manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Rochester Institute of Technology alumni wind up in the software development industry. Those with an education from the Rochester Institute of Technology earn an average of about $69K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Rochester Institute of Technology alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $92K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $77K and $70K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Packaging Engineers. Manufacturing Engineers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $59K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Rochester Institute of Technology grads prefer to remain in Rochester; in fact, one-fourth of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Rochester Institute of Technology alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of approximately $97K. On the other hand, Rochester Institute of Technology alumni who end up in Buffalo, N.Y. receive the lowest median salary of $62K. Close-by New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. are also desirable cities among Rochester Institute of Technology alumni.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration leads to the highest pay for Rochester Institute of Technology grads (approximately $100K on average per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $43K.

Skills

C# commands a pay premium of 23 percent for Rochester Institute of Technology grads. Rochester Institute of Technology grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A large number of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of former students accept dental insurance. 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 about $69K) earn salaries most similar to Rochester Institute of Technology alumni. 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
$36,753 - $79,982
Salary
$48,353 - $95,321
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 150 votes.
$61,232 - $85,962
$58,663 - $68,458
$47,953 - $71,953
$83,424
$42,382 - $83,935
$39,165 - $93,156
$48,585 - $94,615
$47,866 - $74,079
$29,900 - $114,783

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