Marquette University Alumni Average Salary

Marquette University is a Roman Catholic school located in Milwaukee, Wisc. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 29 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Golden Eagles!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Marquette University Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
16 profiles

Physical Therapist (PT)
15 profiles

Marketing Director
12 profiles

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Mechanical Engineer
12 profiles

Project Engineer
11 profiles

Marketing Manager
9 profiles

Structural Engineer
9 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,066
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About This School

1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Former Marquette students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the banking industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Marquette is $69K.


The most generous salaries among Marquette alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Electrical Engineers whose earnings come to $90K on average.


Slightly less than a third of Marquette students choose to remain in Milwaukee, Wisc. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at approximately $62K. On the other hand, Marquette alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Waukesha, Wisc., which offers a median salary of $72K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $137K per year, former Golden Eagles who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $59K on average per year.


For former Golden Eagles, proficiency in Leadership warrants a paycheck that is 34 percent more than other alumni salaries. Marquette alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with slightly less than a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Budget Management.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the graduates report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in four survey participants are paid for sick leave. Most former students receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Marquette University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Cardinal Stritch University grads report the most similar salaries to Marquette alums, earning around $65K on average. American University, Edgewood College, and Trinity International University-Illinois are also similar to Marquette.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1580 1940
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Marquette University


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$42,680 - $96,767
$49,022 - $87,595

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$34,004 - $90,000
$45,201 - $86,476

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