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Average Salary for Baylor University Alumni

Baylor University is a private research university based in Waco, Texas that is home to around 13,000 undergraduates. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bears!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

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Typical Early Career Salary

Baylor University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Marketing Manager
12 salaries
Marketing Director
6 salaries
Software Engineer
6 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
5 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
5 salaries
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 606
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Baylor University Details

500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798


Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

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Former Baylor students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, clinical care, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Baylor is $61K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $70K per year, but the second group takes home only about $53K.


The most lucrative professionals among Baylor alumni are Chief Financial Officers; they earn a median annual salary of $118K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $97K and approximately $75K are VPs of Operations and Software Engineers. Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $48K.


Dallas is a hub for Baylor graduates — a large number call this city home. Baylor alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Plano, which offers median salaries of $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 (approximately $46K). Graduates of Baylor also relocate to Houston, which is not far away, and Austin.


Baylor alumni can earn the most money ($98K) at U.S. Army. The lowest-paying salaries are found among university employees, where earnings are around $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. A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest annual financial reward ($38K).


Baylor alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with approximately one-eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Bears who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 27 percent more than other alumni (about $78K on average). In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. The greater part of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of alumni, and a majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. Baylor University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Duquesne University graduates, who earn around $62K on average, make a similar amount to Baylor grads. 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 1980
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

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$31,819 - $70,553
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Less than 1 year
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10-19 years
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
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