Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Baylor University, a private research school in Waco, Texas, has roughly 13,000 undergrads. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Bears!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by Baylor graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Marketing Manager
10 salaries
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
4 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
4 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Director
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 496
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About This School

500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

75 %

17 %

79 %

18 %

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Graduates of Baylor work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, clinical care, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Former Baylor graduates tend to bring in approximately $61K.


In the Baylor alumni community, men make a median salary of about $70K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $53K.


The biggest paychecks among Baylor alumni are earned by Chief Financial Officers — these former students make $118K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to VPs of Operations ($97K) and Software Engineers (around $75K). Staff Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $48K in this job.


Those with a degree from Baylor often relocate to Dallas after college. The top-paying city popular with Baylor alumni is Plano, which offers median salaries of approximately $71K. Many former Bears consider Waco a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay (around $46K). Nearby Houston and Austin also rank high on the list of cities for Baylor grads.


Rolling in at $98K, U.S. Army offers the highest salaries to former students of Baylor. A lot of former Baylor students flock to the school itself for employment immediately following graduation in spite of its small paychecks — the median salary is ranked lowest at about $46K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Baylor alumni are those with a Master of Health Administration (MHA), Health Care Administration — they earn close to $117K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $39K per year.


Former Bears who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 29 percent more than other alumni ($78K on average). Many Baylor grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with approximately one-eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of grads report dental coverage, too. Baylor University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Duquesne University grads is approximately $61K, making their salaries most similar to those of Baylor grads. Other schools similar to Baylor include Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Baylor University


49 %
51 %
$31,660 - $69,875
$41,508 - $97,632
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 205 votes.
$37,125 - $93,704
$39,760 - $87,274
$32,681 - $59,355
$34,502 - $90,376
$26,553 - $112,339

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