Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Nestled away in Waco, Texas, Baylor University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 13,000. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Bears!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Marketing Manager
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Mechanical Engineer
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Senior Graphic Designer
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Executive Assistant
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Marketing Director
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Digital Marketing Manager
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Assistant Controller
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About This School

500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the health care industry, clinical care, and the financial services industry are popular business areas among Baylor alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Following graduation, Baylor students earn an average of $60K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is around $69K, but the median for the latter is only approximately $53K.


The most lucrative professionals among Baylor alumni are VPs of Operations; they earn a median annual salary of $100K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $62K and $57K, respectively, are Marketing Managers and Software Engineers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Senior Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $37K.


Dallas, Texas is a hub for Baylor graduates — a large number call this city home. The top-paying city popular with Baylor alumni is Plano, Texas, which offers a median salary of $76K. Baylor University grads are so loyal to Waco that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($45K). Other common destinations for Baylor grads include close-by Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Baylor alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to $111K on average per year. A Bachelor of Science in Interior Design commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $35K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Baylor alumni, with close to a tenth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Bears with Financial Analysis experience garner salaries that are 39 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of respondents are given health coverage, and the larger part of respondents accept dental insurance. A fair number of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to Baylor University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Clark University grads (who make an average of approximately $58K) earn salaries most similar to Baylor alumni. Other schools similar to Baylor include Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton.

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ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Baylor University


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