Case Western Reserve University is a university based in Cleveland, Ohio that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Case Western Reserve University Median Salary by Job





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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,652
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About This School

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Case Western Reserve


Private School, Research University

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Case Western alumni can most commonly be found in the medical device manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Case Western amounts to about $72K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $78K after graduating from Case Western, the average woman earns only $64K.


The most lucrative professionals among Case Western alumni are Senior Software Engineers; they earn a median annual salary of $107K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $80K and $72K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Process Engineers. Sliding in near the bottom are Social Workers, who report earnings of $43K.


Many Case Western alumni seem to stick around Cleveland after wrapping up their studies; over a third of grads remain to find permanent work. In addition, former Case Western students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $97K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Case Western grads is Akron, Ohio (median compensation is $62K). Case Western alumni express interest in nearby Columbus, Ohio and New York, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $113K per year, Case Western Reserve University grads who have a Master of Computer Science (MCS) are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a bachelor's degree in social work are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $42K on average per year.


Competency in Product Development translates into above-average pay for Case Western Reserve University grads — they earn 29 percent more than their fellow graduates. Case Western grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one-sixth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of grads, and a strong majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. A large number of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Case Western Reserve University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Chicago grads (who make an average of approximately $71K) earn salaries most similar to Case Western alumni. Other schools similar to Case Western include Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Rochester.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1920 2210
ACT Scores 30 33

Key Stats for Case Western Reserve University


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