The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. Those with a degree from Tennessee Tech make an average of $58K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $42K where the average male graduate hauls home $68K.
Home to a large number of Tennessee Tech alums, Cookeville, Tenn. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of $68K, Chattanooga, Tenn. represents the highest-paid city popular among Tennessee Tech grads. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Tennessee Tech alumni is Nashville, Tenn., which offers a median salary of $52K.
Tennessee Tech grads who hold a Master of Science (MS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average about $105K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $59K per year.
Tennessee Tech grads are usually competent in Engineering Design, and just under one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowledge of Microsoft Office seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 46 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($85K). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Most survey participants have medical plans, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental insurance. A large number of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Tennessee Technological University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Among alumni of similar schools, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grads (who make an average of approximately $57K) earn salaries most similar to Tennessee Tech alumni. Other schools similar to Tennessee Tech include Austin Peay State University, Western Kentucky University, and Murray State University.