Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a university based in Rochester, N.Y.. The school 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

109th

20 Year Net ROI 

$492,000

Annual ROI 

7.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$181,000

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College Salary Report

212th

Early Career Salary 

$58,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$88,200

% High Meaning 

44 %

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Software Engineer
23 salaries
$76,728  
   
Electrical Engineer
11 salaries
$67,139  
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
$64,050  
Packaging Engineer
7 salaries
$68,314  
Web Developer
7 salaries
$45,000  
Senior Software Engineer
6 salaries
$89,196  
Manufacturing Engineer
6 salaries
$60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 383
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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the software development industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology amounts to approximately $70K.

Jobs

Among Rochester Institute of Technology graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in $89K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Packaging Engineers, bringing in $77K and $69K, respectively. Web Developers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $45K in this job.

Locations

One-fourth of Rochester Institute of Technology grads stay in Rochester, N.Y., even though it offers the lowest median pay ($65K). Alternatively, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is about $106K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Rochester Institute of Technology grads. Other common destinations include Boston, Mass. and Buffalo, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Rochester Institute of Technology alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to around $130K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interior Design — their annual income amounts to $45K 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, nearly one-seventh of former students report doing so. C# commands a pay premium of 15 percent for Rochester Institute of Technology grads. In addition, those who are savvy in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A large number of graduates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For this school, a large number of survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alums pick up dental plans, too. Rochester Institute of Technology grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Gannon University graduates, who earn $70K on average, make a similar amount to Rochester Institute of Technology grads. 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
28 %
Male
72 %
Salary
$37,364 - $83,447
Salary
$49,359 - $91,330
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
$42,599 - $83,924
$47,932 - $98,051
$39,000 - $89,528
$61,042 - $137,569
$58,848 - $73,640

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