University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, the University of Pittsburgh is ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Panthers!), but academics are extremely important, too. This report is based on the responses of Pitt graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

310th

20 Year Net ROI 

$342,200

Annual ROI 

7.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$120,800

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College Salary Report

219th

Early Career Salary 

$47,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$85,200

% High Meaning 

56.4%

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University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
$61,992  
   
Software Engineer
10 salaries
$75,500  
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
$67,399  
Senior Software Engineer
9 salaries
$94,061  
Marketing Coordinator
7 salaries
$37,189  
Software Developer
6 salaries
$56,350  
Project Engineer
6 salaries
$83,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 733
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About This School

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, University of Pittsburgh

www.oafa.pitt.edu

18,615

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

80 %

21 %

65 %

16 %


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Industry

Graduates of Pitt are found working in a number of different fields including the education industry, the financial services industry, and the health care services industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Former Pitt graduates bring in around $62K on average.

Gender

In the Pitt alumni community, men make a median salary of $71K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $57K.

Jobs

The Pitt alumni who make the most are Senior Software Engineers; they report a median pay of about $94K. Software Engineers and Electrical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — $85K and $66K, respectively. On the lower end, Marketing Coordinators report making $37K.

Locations

For reasons other than money, Pitt grads are most commonly found still living in Pittsburgh, Pa., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (about $61K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Pitt alumni is Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of $100K. Alumni express interest in Washington, DC and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Pitt alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to $139K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Marketing (MKTG) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $40K.

Skills

Competency in Engineering Design translates into above-average pay for former Panthers — they earn 21 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Pitt alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in seven former students report doing so. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. It is no small feat that most former students are given health coverage, and a strong majority of alumni accept dental insurance. Most graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Pittsburgh grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Pitt include Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Delaware.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1730 2000
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats for University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$35,678 - $72,653
Salary
$40,616 - $97,591
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.
$36,635 - $79,521
$39,641 - $91,035
$35,396 - $86,472
$60,500 - $127,451

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