Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Alumni Average Salary

Attending Tennessee Technological University, a university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Cookeville, Tenn., and it is ranked in the top 14 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports fans are drawn to this small-community school, but graduates tend to relocate to close-by cities for work, including Knoxville, Tenn., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Cookeville, Tenn. This report is based on the responses of Tennessee Tech graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
41 profiles

Electrical Engineer
19 profiles

Software Engineer
15 profiles

United States (change)

Manufacturing Engineer
15 profiles

Civil Engineer
14 profiles

Process Engineer
10 profiles

Project Engineer
9 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 668
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About This School

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee Tech. University, Tennessee Technological University



Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Tennessee Tech go into the manufacturing industry, the civil engineering services industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the automotive manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Tennessee Tech amounts to $58K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $64K, but the median for the latter is only $45K.


Cookeville is a popular place for Tennessee Tech students to settle after graduation, and around one in six grads find steadfast employment in the city. Another city that attracts a wealth of Tennessee Tech grads is Chattanooga, Tenn.; given its high compensation (around $77K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Knoxville, Tenn. is a popular spot for former Tennessee Tech students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $41K.

Degree Major

Former Golden Eagles who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science (MS) and earn a median salary of about $105K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to $59K on average.


Proficiency in Engineering Design is common among Tennessee Tech alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-fourth of former students report doing so. Manufacturing Process Engineering commands a pay premium of 70 percent for former Golden Eagles. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in four survey participants enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of alums report dental coverage, too. Most graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Tennessee Technological University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

Western Carolina University graduates, who earn approximately $59K on average, make a similar amount to Tennessee Tech grads. Austin Peay State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are also similar to Tennessee Tech.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1200
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Tennessee Technological University (TTU)


43 %
57 %
$34,392 - $73,250
$46,979 - $85,896

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,453 - $77,500
$55,955 - $82,094

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