Former SIT students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the construction industry, the engineering services industry, and IT consulting. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. Former SIT students do not typically enter the aerospace and defense industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. It is quite common for SIT grads — a demographic that scores high on the SATs — to earn top-notch salaries in the workforce. Starting salaries of $89K are the median among SIT grads.
Among SIT alumni, those working as SAP Consultants report the highest median pay of $90K, followed by Information Technology Managers ($85K), and Mechanical Design Engineers (approximately $63K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Mechanical Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $54K.
The most popular destination for former SIT students is New York, N.Y. With a median salary of $92K, Jersey City, N.J. represents the highest-paid city popular among SIT grads. On the other end, SIT grads flock to Somerset, N.J., which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $67K.
Financial compensation is highest for SIT grads with a Master of Science (MS), Information Systems (IS) (average earnings climb to $172K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Computer Engineering (CE) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $70K.
Just under one in three grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For Stevens Institute of Technology grads, proficiency in Program Management warrants a paycheck that is 60 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A strong majority of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alums receive dental plans, too. A fair number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Stevens Institute of Technology also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.
Illinois Institute of Technology graduates, who earn approximately $83K on average, make a similar amount to SIT grads. Other schools similar to SIT include the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Drexel University, and Clark University.