University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Alumni Average Salary

Around 28,000 undergrads attend the University of Michigan, a school in Ann Arbor, Mich.. The school sits in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. Though student life tends to revolve around sports, the University of Michigan is also home to some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, and academics are highly valued. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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College ROI Report

36th

20 Year Net ROI 

$667,000

Annual ROI 

10.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$104,000

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College Salary Report

36th

Early Career Salary 

$110,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$151,000

% High Meaning 

55 %

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Software Engineer
120 salaries
$82,043  
   
Mechanical Engineer
94 salaries
$72,890  
Project Engineer
38 salaries
$70,937  
Electrical Engineer
35 salaries
$74,851  
Software Developer
34 salaries
$71,657  
Operations Manager
33 salaries
$71,984  
Design Engineer
30 salaries
$68,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,335
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About This School

503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Michigan - Main Campus

www.admissions.umich.edu

28,283

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

90 %

28 %

42 %

14 %


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Industry

The UMich alumni can most commonly be found in the automotive manufacturing industry, the consulting industry, and the aerospace and defense industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among UMich grads, the software development industry is a commonly chosen career field. UMich graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores and graduation rate. The average salary for a grad from the UMich is $78K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $64K per year compared to men, who earn $86K.

Jobs

In the UMich alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($115K), though Information Technology Directors (about $100K), and Software Engineers ($85K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Civil Engineers report making approximately $52K.

Locations

Many UMich grads end up living in Detroit, Mich., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former UMich students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $114K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with UMich alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $65K. Alumni express interest in Chicago, Ill. and Ann Arbor, Mich. as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from UMich can rake in a whopping average $129K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $32K per year.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among UMich alumni — around one in five grads mention using it at work. For former Wolverines, proficiency in Leadership warrants a paycheck that is 39 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and C++ Programming Language are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. Nearly all graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of graduates, and a large number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Other benefits awarded to University of Michigan alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Purdue University grads is $76K, making their salaries most similar to those of UMich grads. Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are also similar to UMich.

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Key Stats for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %
Salary
$37,955 - $83,117
Salary
$43,438 - $114,326
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
$36,553 - $81,687
$37,223 - $101,901
$30,609 - $100,229
$40,268 - $110,893
$40,725 - $116,997
$31,809 - $114,236
$36,228 - $140,517
$32,718 - $86,476
$69,000 - $162,500

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