Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni Average Salary

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. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 8-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Wentworth Institute of Technology grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

107th

20 Year Net ROI 

$493,600

Annual ROI 

7.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$169,400

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College Salary Report

93rd

Early Career Salary 

$55,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$95,300

% High Meaning 

60.0%

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Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
11 salaries
$55,000  
   
Project Manager, Construction
10 salaries
$64,744  
Construction Superintendent
6 salaries
$102,439  
Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
$63,350  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$81,944  
Construction Manager
4 salaries
$99,750  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$55,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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About This School

550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

www.wit.edu/prospective

4,012

Private School

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Industry

Graduates of the Wentworth Institute of Technology work in a variety of sectors including the architectural services industry, the commercial construction industry, and the consulting industry. A large chunk of former Wentworth Institute of Technology students are employed in the construction industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Very few Wentworth Institute of Technology grads go into the construction management industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology is about $67K.

Gender

Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $51K per year compared to men, who earn around $72K.

Jobs

Among Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni, those working as Construction Superintendents report the highest median pay of $102K, followed by Construction Managers ($100K), and Construction Project Managers (approximately $66K). Construction Estimators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $50K.

Locations

For reasons other than money, Wentworth Institute of Technology grads are most commonly found still living in Boston, Mass., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $66K). Cambridge, Mass. is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $108K; it's no wonder that Wentworth Institute of Technology grads are attracted to this city. Orlando, Fla. is also a top pick, as is Worcester, Mass.

Degree Major

Wentworth Institute of Technology grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) and earn a median salary of $145K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Interior Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $45K.

Skills

Contractor Management commands a pay premium of 17 percent for Wentworth Institute of Technology grads. Many former Wentworth Institute of Technology students are familiar with Project Management, and approximately one-fourth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for approximately half of the graduates, but only one-fourth of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. Most former students participate in a 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of alumni report dental coverage, too. Graduates of Wentworth Institute of Technology are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Merrimack College graduates, who earn about $63K 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, the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and Newbury College-Brookline.

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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
$41,092 - $58,488
Salary
$48,794 - $97,305
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

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