Louisiana Tech University Alumni Average Salary

Around 9,000 undergrads attend Louisiana Tech University, a school in Ruston, La.. The school sits in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Students searching for a quaint college campus with a significant athletic presence fit in well at this school, though many graduate to urban areas like Ruston, La., Shreveport, La., and Houston, Texas after college. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

239th

20 Year Net ROI 

$389,000

Annual ROI 

9.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$75,100

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College Salary Report

205th

Early Career Salary 

$45,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$64,300

% High Meaning 

N/A

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Louisiana Tech University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Mechanical Engineer$59,310  
   
Project Engineer$69,496  
Electrical Engineer$79,320  
Process Engineer$77,593  
Operations Manager$68,240  
Civil Engineer$79,922  
Industrial Engineer$58,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Sep 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 573

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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 education industry, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular field is the banking industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the civil engineering services industry, which attracts about five percent of La Tech alumni. Graduates of La Tech earn around $66K on average.

Locations

Graduates of La Tech seem to enjoy living in Ruston, and a little less than a fifth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Ruston, La. is another hot spot for La Tech grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $141K). On the far end of the pay scale, La Tech alumni often reside in Baton Rouge, La., which is home to the lowest pay at $57K. Houston, Texas is also a common pick among La Tech grads, along with Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid La Tech alumni are those with a Master of Science (MS) — they earn close to $89K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $57K.

Skills

Former Bulldogs with Benefits & Compensation abilities can expect to make 178 percent more than their former classmates ($183K). About one in eight grads report using Data Analysis as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Strategic Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Both vacation time and sick leave are paid out for close to a half of former students. Most graduates receive health insurance, and the larger part of alumni get dental coverage. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Louisiana Tech University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Missouri University of Science and Technology graduates, who earn approximately $67K on average, make a similar amount to La Tech grads. Other schools similar to La Tech include Jackson State University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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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
40 %
Male
60 %
Salary
$49,239 - $128,000
Salary
$34,765 - $87,371

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
19%

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