Former Rochester Institute of Technology students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, software as a service (SAAS) development, and the medical device manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Former Rochester Institute of Technology students do not typically enter the computer hardware and software design industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Starting salaries of about $71K are the median among Rochester Institute of Technology grads.
Rochester Institute of Technology grads who become Senior UX Designers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $104K yearly. Also notably well-paid are IT Team Leaders and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $85K and approximately $78K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Web Developers — they bring in $39K.
Though Rochester, N.Y. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $62K), about a third of Rochester Institute of Technology students continue living here after college. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Atlanta, Ga., a top-paying city for Rochester Institute of Technology grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of around $134K). Rochester Institute of Technology alumni express interest in nearby New York, N.Y. and Seattle, Wash. as well.
A Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) leads to the highest pay for Rochester Institute of Technology grads ($123K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) are the lowest of the pack, earning about $44K.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the survey participants, but only one in four survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. Rochester Institute of Technology graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.
Gannon University grads bring in salaries of around $70K, making them the most similar to Rochester Institute of Technology alumni in terms of earnings. Roberts Wesleyan College, Nazareth College, and Canisius College are also similar to Rochester Institute of Technology.