The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from NMU is $42K.
A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $39K on average compared to $55K for male graduates.
Marquette is a popular place for NMU students to settle after graduation, and roughly one in seven grads find steadfast employment in the city.
Among the highest-paid NMU alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — they earn close to approximately $65K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $55K on average per year.
For former Wildcats, proficiency in Adobe Photoshop warrants a paycheck that is 67 percent more than other alumni salaries. Approximately one in four grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Though just over two-fifths of survey participants get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. A large number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of former students receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Northern Michigan University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 403(b).
Median pay for Minot State University grads is around $42K, making their salaries most similar to those of NMU grads. Other schools similar to NMU include the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.