Ranked in the top 9 percent of universities by return on investment, the Wentworth Institute of Technology is a university based in Boston, Mass., and it's home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed toward men with a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women do. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

College ROI Report

99th

20 Year Net ROI 

$516,000

Annual ROI 

7.0 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$192,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

4th

Early Career Salary 

$50,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$79,100

% High Meaning 

0 %

Compare to Other 2-Year Schools

Wentworth Institute of Technology Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$66,824
$52K$92K

$58,280
$43K$75K

Project Engineer
45 profiles
$66,927
$49K$98K

United States (change)

$78,051
$58K$112K

$47,944
$40K$64K

$72,617
$54K$120K

$86,917
$54K$113K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,225
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About This School

550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

www.wit.edu/prospective

4,459

Private School

67 %

35 %

72 %

28 %

Industry

Former Wentworth Institute of Technology students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the construction industry, the medical device manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the architectural services industry. Former Wentworth Institute of Technology students do not typically enter the construction management 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. Those with a degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology make an average of around $67K.

Gender

Graduates who took the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1. A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $59K on average compared to $72K for male graduates.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni are earned by Project Managers — these former students make a median salary of about $73K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Electrical Engineers ($69K) and Mechanical Engineers ($68K). Architectural Designers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $47K in this job.

Locations

Many Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni seem to stick around Boston after wrapping up their studies; roughly two in five grads remain to find permanent work. With a median salary of approximately $80K, Burlington, Mass. represents the highest-paid city popular among Wentworth Institute of Technology grads. On the far end of the pay scale, Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni often reside in Manchester, N.H., which is home to the lowest pay at $65K. Graduates of Wentworth Institute of Technology also relocate to Cambridge, Mass., which is not far away, and Waltham, Mass.

Degree Major

Wentworth Institute of Technology students with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) can expect to make the most money ($115K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture are the lowest of the pack, earning around $44K.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni, with just under one in three grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Wentworth Institute of Technology grads — they earn 7 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. A large number of alumni have medical plans, and a fair number of graduates have dental insurance. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Wentworth Institute of Technology grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Merrimack College grads bring in salaries of around $66K, making them the most similar to Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni in terms of earnings. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and Newbury College-Brookline are also similar to Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Wentworth Institute of Technology Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1440 1770
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Wentworth Institute of Technology

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %
Salary
$42,244 - $77,370
Salary
$50,576 - $93,889

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 420 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
$69,407 - $121,503
$63,700 - $90,635
$61,103 - $66,858
$50,000 - $62,510
$57,275 - $63,984
$48,114 - $91,234
$50,192 - $97,471
$50,606 - $80,865
$58,306 - $87,764
$51,815 - $83,590

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