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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.