Graduates of SIT work in a variety of sectors including the construction industry, IT consulting, and the engineering services industry. A large chunk of former SIT students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The aerospace and defense industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among SIT grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Students of SIT go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the above-average SAT scores reported by this group. The average starting salary for a graduate of SIT is about $90K.
In the SIT alumni professional community, SAP Consultants make the highest median pay (approximately $90K), though Information Technology Managers ($85K), and Mechanical Design Engineers ($63K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Mechanical Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $54K.
New York, N.Y. is a hot spot for SIT alum. The top-paying city popular with SIT alumni is Jersey City, N.J., which offers a median salary of $92K. Somerset, N.J. is a popular spot for former SIT students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $67K.
A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Information Systems (IS) from SIT can rake in a whopping average about $172K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree, Computer Engineering (CE) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $70K per year.
Project Management is a popular skill among SIT alumni, with slightly less than a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Program Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 58 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($143K). Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly more than two-fifths of respondents get vacation time, whereas just one in four survey participants get paid sick leave. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. Stevens Institute of Technology grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Median pay for Illinois Institute of Technology grads is around $83K, making their salaries most similar to those of SIT grads. The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Drexel University, and Clark University are also similar to SIT.