Average Salary for Austin College Alumni

Nestled away in Sherman, Texas, Austin College, a Presbyterian Church (USA) school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Austin College Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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About This School

900 N Grand Ave
Sherman, TX 75090-4400


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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The most popular professional field seems to be IT services. The average salary for a grad from Austin College is $57K.


Many Austin College grads flock to Austin, Texas. Austin College grads also flock to Dallas, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $55K). Austin College alumni often stay in Sherman following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (about $50K).

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $67K per year, Austin College grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $45K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Austin College alumni, with slightly more than a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Austin College grads who have experience with Quality Assurance / Quality Control can expect to make 37 percent more than other alumni (around $78K on average). Proficiency in Financial Analysis, Accounting, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just over one-third of former students report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. A large number of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of former students have medical plans, and a large number of respondents have dental insurance. Austin College grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Millsaps College grads is $59K, making their salaries most similar to those of Austin College grads. Hendrix College, Tougaloo College, and Lyon College are also similar to Austin College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1620 1960
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for Austin College


47 %
53 %
$30,913 - $70,489
$36,844 - $85,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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