Graduates of Toledo work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, law, and the construction industry. A large chunk of former Toledo students are employed in the building materials manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Toledo graduates see an average starting salary of about $52K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $52K where the average male graduate hauls home $81K.
The most lucrative professionals among Toledo alumni are Operations Managers; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $90K.
Many Toledo alumni remain in Toledo after graduation; about one in four grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. With a median salary of $145K, Denver, Colo. represents the highest-paid city popular among Toledo grads. On the other hand, Toledo alumni who end up in Sylvania, Ohio receive the lowest median salary of $55K. Nearby Cleveland, Ohio is also a top pick for Toledo grads, as is Maumee, Ohio.
Former Rockets who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and earn a median salary of around $115K per year. A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $38K.
Former Rockets who have experience with Strategic Planning can expect to make 130 percent more than other alumni (around $119K on average). Around an eighth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; close to a half of former students get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. It is no small feat that a strong majority of grads are given health coverage, and more than half of former students accept dental insurance. Other benefits awarded to University of Toledo alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.
Compensation averages $54K for University of Wisconsin alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Toledo grads. Western Michigan University, Kent State University at Kent, and Northern Illinois University are also similar to Toledo.