Average Salary for Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni

The Wentworth Institute of Technology is a school located in Boston, Mass. with around 4,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 8-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

107
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

48
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

2
out of 75

Typical Early Career Salary

$55,300
Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
11 salaries
$55,000  
   
Project Manager, Construction
11 salaries
$64,586  
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
$62,153  
Construction Superintendent
6 salaries
$102,439  
Design Architect
4 salaries
$63,750  
Construction Estimator
4 salaries
$50,213  
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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About This School

550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

www.wit.edu/prospective

4,012

Private School

63 %

40 %

72 %

31 %


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Industry

Graduates of the Wentworth Institute of Technology head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the architectural services industry, the commercial construction industry, and the engineering services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the construction industry. Graduates of the Wentworth Institute of Technology earn about $67K on average.

Gender

Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents. Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $72K per year, but the second group takes home only $52K.

Jobs

The Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni who make the most are Construction Superintendents; they report a median pay of $102K. Construction Managers and Construction Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $100K and around $65K, respectively. Construction Estimators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $50K.

Locations

Graduates of Wentworth Institute of Technology seem to enjoy living in Boston, and more than a third of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. It is also not uncommon to find former Wentworth Institute of Technology students living and working in Cambridge, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $108K. Though Portland, Maine takes the cake for lowest pay among Wentworth Institute of Technology grads (the median salary is $45K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Graduates of Wentworth Institute of Technology also relocate to Watertown, Mass., which is not far away, and Orlando, Fla.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Wentworth Institute of Technology grads with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) (average earnings climb to approximately $145K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Interior Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $45K.

Skills

Wentworth Institute of Technology grads with Contractor Management experience garner salaries that are 17 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management is a common skill among Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni — slightly less than a third of grads mention using it at work. Demonstrated ability in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, nearly half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Most alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of graduates receive health insurance, and a fair number of alums get dental coverage. Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $64K for Merrimack College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Wentworth Institute of Technology grads. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and Newbury College-Brookline are also similar to Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1480 1770
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Wentworth Institute of Technology

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %
Salary
$41,194 - $58,656
Salary
$48,931 - $97,262
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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