Wayne State University - Detroit, MI Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Detroit, Mich., Wayne State University, a school, has a student population of roughly 19,000. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

412th

20 Year Net ROI 

$333,000

Annual ROI 

8.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$91,400

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College Salary Report

237th

Early Career Salary 

$64,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$111,000

% High Meaning 

43 %

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Wayne State University - Detroit, MI Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Social Worker
15 salaries
$47,611  
   
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
$69,000  
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
$58,678  
Electrical Engineer
11 salaries
$79,313  
Accountant
11 salaries
$50,062  
Associate Attorney
10 salaries
$53,721  
Account Manager
10 salaries
$62,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,410

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About This School

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Wayne State University

www.admissions.wayne.edu/

18,602

State School, Research University

32 %

19 %

78 %

52 %


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Industry

WSU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The majority of WSU alumni wind up in the automotive manufacturing industry. Former WSU students do not typically enter the marketing, advertising, and media management industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Starting salaries of $65K are the median among WSU grads.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of approximately $53K whereas the men's median is around $76K.

Jobs

Among WSU alumni, those working as Mechanical Engineers report the highest median pay of $82K, followed by Financial Controllers ($75K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Senior Systems Analysts who make an average of $73K.

Locations

Many WSU alumni remain in Detroit after graduation; just under one in three grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Warren, Mich. is also a common destination for WSU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $125K. Farmington Hills, Mich. is a popular spot for former WSU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $53K. Other common destinations for WSU grads include close-by Auburn Hills, Mich. and Dearborn, Mich.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for WSU grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to approximately $150K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Master's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning around $49K.

Skills

Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for former Warriors — they earn 131 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many WSU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with nearly one in six alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of respondents are given health coverage, and more than half of survey participants accept dental insurance. A fair number of grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Wayne State University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Pittsburgh grads is about $67K, making their salaries most similar to those of WSU grads. Other schools similar to WSU include the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, and the University at Buffalo.

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Key Stats for Wayne State University - Detroit, MI

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$36,920 - $71,241
Salary
$51,064 - $89,555

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
FCA Corp
$90,150

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