Average Salary for Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than Wentworth Institute of Technology, a university based in Boston, Mass., that is ranked in the top 8 percent of universities by ROI. Students at this private university often excel at engineering. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Overall College ROI Rank

108
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

57
out of 476
 

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 (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Project Manager, Construction
16 salaries
$67,031  
   
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
13 salaries
$52,072  
Mechanical Engineer
11 salaries
$60,389  
Project Engineer
8 salaries
$57,674  
Construction Superintendent
8 salaries
$90,000  
Project Manager, Architecture
6 salaries
$69,776  
Design Architect
5 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
United States (change)

About This School

550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

www.wit.edu/prospective

4,012

Private School

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Industry

The architectural services industry, the construction management industry, and the commercial construction industry are just a few of the areas in which Wentworth Institute of Technology grads find work. The most popular professional field seems to be the construction industry. Graduates of Wentworth Institute of Technology typically earn $67K.

Gender

Graduates skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $72K per year compared to females' around $53K.

Jobs

Wentworth Institute of Technology grads who become Construction Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $99K annually. However, Construction Superintendents and Construction Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $90K and about $66K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Assistant Project Managers of Construction, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $52K.

Locations

Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni typically remain in Boston, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and roughly two-fifths of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Cambridge is another hot spot for Wentworth Institute of Technology grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $95K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Wentworth Institute of Technology grads is Portland (median compensation is around $50K). Graduates also relocate to Hartford and Woburn.

Degree Major

Wentworth Institute of Technology students with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management can expect to make the most money ($114K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $44K.

Skills

Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under one in three grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Knowledge of Blueprints seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 12 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($75K). AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of alumni, and a fair portion of alums sign up for dental plans. A solid majority of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Wentworth Institute of Technology also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

College of Our Lady of the Elms graduates, who earn approximately $67K on average, make a similar amount to Wentworth Institute of Technology grads. Other schools similar to Wentworth Institute of Technology include Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and Newbury College-Brookline.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Wentworth Institute of Technology

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %
Salary
$37,300 - $64,932
Salary
$48,371 - $94,790
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
$45,347 - $90,401
$48,825 - $65,035
$86,000 - $126,500
$61,500 - $84,000

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