Average Salary for University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni

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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University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
9 salaries
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
7 salaries
6 salaries
Software Developer
6 salaries
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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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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.


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


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.


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.


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


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.
$36,635 - $79,521
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