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Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Baylor University is a Baptist university based in Waco, Texas that is home to around 13,000 undergraduates. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Bears!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This report is based on the answers of Baylor graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Manager
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Software Engineer
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Staff Accountant
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Senior Graphic Designer
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Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Marketing Director
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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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Baylor alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, clinical care, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. Among Baylor grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Baylor graduates see an average starting salary of around $60K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $52K on average compared to $68K for male graduates.


Baylor grads who become VPs of Operations garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $99K annually. However, Software Engineers and Marketing Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $68K and approximately $65K, respectively). Sliding in near the bottom are Senior Graphic Designers, who report earnings of about $37K.


Dallas, Texas is filled with Baylor grads. In addition, former Baylor students often head to Plano, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to $72K in this top-paying city. Living in Waco after college is common among Baylor University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($45K). Nearby Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for Baylor grads.

Degree Major

Former Bears who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and earn a median salary of approximately $105K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design — their annual income amounts to $35K on average.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Baylor alumni, with nearly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 34 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $80K). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to most graduates, and the larger part of alumni sign up for dental plans. Other benefits awarded to Baylor University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1650 1970
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Baylor University


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$31,367 - $71,589
$40,660 - $95,865
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
$37,125 - $98,575
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