Average Salary for University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than the University of Pittsburgh. It is a university based in Pittsburgh, Pa. that is ranked in the top 25 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The figures in this rundown were provided by Pitt alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
14 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
9 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 805
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About This School

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, University of Pittsburgh



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Pitt alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the financial services industry, and the health care services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Pitt alumni wind up in the health care industry. Following graduation, Pitt students earn an average of $63K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $71K per year, but the second group takes home only about $57K.


The most lucrative professionals among Pitt alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $94K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $85K and $80K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Project Engineers. Salaries are anything but generous for Marketing Coordinators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $37K.


When it comes to compensation, Pittsburgh, Pa. brings up the rear (median pay is $61K); however, just over two-fifths of Pitt alumni still choose not to leave this city. Pitt grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Seattle, Wash. — pay averages to approximately $100K. Washington, DC and New York, N.Y. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from Pitt can rake in a whopping average about $139K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (MKTG) ($40K on average annually).


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Pitt alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a seventh of former students report doing so. Former Panthers who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 18 percent more than other alumni ($74K on average). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and a fair number of alumni sign up for dental plans. A large number of graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to University of Pittsburgh alumni 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


43 %
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$35,465 - $72,409
$40,873 - $98,089
Less than 1 year
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 196 votes.
$36,505 - $79,106
$39,641 - $91,035
$35,290 - $89,528
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