Combining good value and great education, Louisiana Tech University is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Ruston, La. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

College ROI Report

265th

20 Year Net ROI 

$392,000

Annual ROI 

9.5 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$76,400

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

232nd

Early Career Salary 

$46,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$65,600

% High Meaning 

61 %

Compare to Other 2-Year Schools

Louisiana Tech University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Process Engineer
28 profiles
$76,078
$63K$98K

$64,461
$53K$116K

$77,961
$60K$138K

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Project Engineer
20 profiles
$66,907
$52K$85K

$71,899
$46K$112K

$75,000
$55K$134K

Civil Engineer
9 profiles
$58,500
$50K$82K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,114
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About This School

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272

www.latech.edu/admissions/

12,174

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

52 %

20 %

51 %

30 %

Industry

La Tech alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the engineering services industry, IT services, and the consulting industry. The most popular field is clinical care. The average salary for a grad from La Tech is $60K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $71K per year, but the second group takes home only about $52K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among La Tech alumni are earned by Civil Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $79K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Process Engineers (approximately $78K) and Electrical Engineers ($76K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Design Architects; alumni in this role face average salaries of $59K.

Locations

Shreveport, La. is a hot spot for La Tech alum. Houston, Texas is another hot spot for La Tech grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $77K). On the far end of the pay scale, La Tech alumni often reside in Monroe, La., which is home to the lowest pay at $51K. Nearby Ruston, La. and Dallas, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for La Tech grads.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $117K per year, former Bulldogs who have a Master of Computer Science (MCS) are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $45K.

Skills

Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 45 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($87K). Project Management is a common skill among La Tech alumni — roughly a sixth of grads mention using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Health benefits extend to most graduates, and a majority of the survey participants also receive dental coverage. Most former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Louisiana Tech University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Louisiana at Lafayette pick up average paychecks of $60K, which is closest to the amount made by La Tech grads among similar schools. Jackson State University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of South Alabama are also similar to La Tech.

Louisiana Tech University Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
970 1230
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Louisiana Tech University

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Salary
$33,364 - $71,862
Salary
$44,070 - $93,660

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 484 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%
$39,259 - $85,452
$31,147 - $76,577
$37,379 - $101,746
$38,147 - $60,598
$30,639 - $65,001
$31,208 - $51,613
$60,320 - $91,245
$36,550 - $74,369
$40,521 - $99,701
$43,793 - $93,660
$30,109 - $65,167
$33,393 - $63,986
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