Average Salary for Austin College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Austin College, a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution based in Sherman, Texas. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. This report is based on the responses of Austin College graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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 education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Austin College is around $58K.


Another city that attracts a wealth of Austin College grads is Dallas, Texas; given its high compensation ($55K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Austin College alumni in Austin, Texas can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $54K.

Degree Major

Austin College students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to make the most money (about $67K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. 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.


Financial Analysis is a common skill among Austin College alumni — nearly one in four grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 32 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($77K). Experience with Microsoft Excel, Accounting, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. A large number of former students receive health insurance, and most graduates get dental coverage. Most grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Austin College alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Millsaps College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $57K, making them the most similar to Austin College alumni in terms of earnings. Hendrix College, Tougaloo College, and Lyon College are also similar to Austin College.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Austin College


59 %
41 %
$30,639 - $73,698
$48,980 - $112,500
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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