Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Nestled away in Waco, Texas, Baylor University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 13,000. 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 information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Manager
8 salaries
Senior Graphic Designer
4 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Marketing Director
4 salaries
Executive Assistant
4 salaries
Communications Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425

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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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Graduates of Baylor go into the health care industry, clinical care, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the education industry. Following graduation, Baylor students earn an average of approximately $59K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $52K whereas the men's median is $68K.


Baylor grads who become Marketing Directors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average around $74K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Software Engineers and Marketing Managers; their salaries approach $68K and about $64K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Senior Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $37K.


Dallas, Texas is filled with Baylor grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Baylor students living and working in Plano, Texas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $72K. Many former Bears can't resist staying in Waco after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($45K). Close-by Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas are also desirable cities among Baylor alumni.

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. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (around $35K on average annually).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Baylor alumni, with approximately one in eight workers 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 30 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $77K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A strong majority of alums report contributing to a 401(k). For this school, a fair number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of grads pick up dental plans, too. Baylor University graduates also take advantage of 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. 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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$31,083 - $70,872
$40,725 - $95,544
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
$37,010 - $98,732
$39,607 - $86,571
$31,078 - $54,638
$34,418 - $89,918
$26,791 - $109,075
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