Graduates of Pitt work in a variety of sectors including the financial services industry, the software development industry, and the consulting industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Pitt amounts to $61K.
Engineering Group Managers win the contest for best-paid Pitt alumni, making around $88K on average every year, though Software Developers (approximately $73K), and Controls Engineers ($68K) are not far behind. Project Engineers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $52K.
Pitt alumni seem to appreciate living in Pittsburgh, and approximately half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. The top-paying city popular with Pitt alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $147K. On the other hand, Pitt alumni who end up in New York, N.Y. receive the lowest median salary of about $58K. Other common destinations for Pitt grads include close-by Philadelphia, Pa. and Wexford, Pa.
Financial compensation is highest for Pitt grads with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) (average earnings climb to $166K per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $52K.
Former Panthers with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Pitt alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, just under one-fifth of former students report doing so. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.
Benefits and Perks
Roughly half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-fourth of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Nearly all former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Nearly all alums receive health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage. University of Pittsburgh graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.
Schools similar to Pitt include Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Delaware.