Graduates of SIT work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the engineering services industry, and the consulting industry. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Consistent with the high SAT scores reported by SIT alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. The average starting salary for a graduate of SIT is $89K.
Among SIT graduates, the biggest earners are Information Technology Managers, who haul in about $116K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and IT Business Analysts, bringing in around $94K and $74K, respectively. On the lower end, Civil Engineers report making approximately $64K.
New York, N.Y. is a hub for SIT graduates — a large number call this city home. SIT grads also flock to Philadelphia, Pa., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $123K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among SIT grads is Newark, N.J. (median compensation is $70K). In addition, SIT grads flock to neighboring Jersey City, N.J. as well as Clifton, N.J.
Among the highest-paid SIT alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) — they earn close to $127K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) (about $61K on average annually).
Project Management is a popular skill among SIT alumni, with approximately one-fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. For Stevens Institute of Technology grads, proficiency in C++ Programming Language warrants a paycheck that is 7 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other prime know-hows include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-sixth of alumni get sick time. It is no small feat that nearly all survey participants are given health coverage, and most survey participants accept dental insurance. Nearly all respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Graduates of Stevens Institute of Technology are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University grads report the most similar salaries to SIT alums, earning approximately $85K on average. Other schools similar to SIT include Drexel University, Clark University, and Duquesne University.