Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Nestled away in Waco, Texas, Baylor University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 13,000. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bears!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Replies from former Baylor students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Senior Graphic Designer
4 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
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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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The health care industry, clinical care, and the financial services industry are just a few of the areas in which Baylor grads find work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Baylor graduates bring in around $60K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $69K after graduating from Baylor, the average woman earns only $53K.


The Baylor alumni who make the most are Marketing Directors; they report a median pay of $88K. Assistant Controllers and Digital Marketing Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $66K and $64K, respectively. Senior Graphic Designers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $37K in this job.


Dallas, Texas is a hot spot for Baylor alum. Plano, Texas is also a common destination for Baylor grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $76K. Though median pay is subpar ($45K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Waco after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Other popular cities for Baylor alumni include nearby Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas.

Degree Major

Baylor students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($111K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $38K per year.


For former Bears, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 40 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many Baylor grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with about one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of graduates allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, a fair number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. Baylor University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clark University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $58K, making them the most similar to Baylor alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Baylor include Wake Forest University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Dayton.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Baylor University


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$30,580 - $70,166
$38,976 - $96,650

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
$37,673 - $110,030
$39,607 - $84,689
$30,594 - $57,190
$33,861 - $92,473
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